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On-Farm nutrient balance assessment to improve nutrient management on organic dairy farms

Taube, Friedhelm and Pötsch, E.M. (2001) On-Farm nutrient balance assessment to improve nutrient management on organic dairy farms. Grassland Science in Europe, 6, pp. 225-234.

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Summary

A survey is presented on the impact of different intensities of grassland management related to nutrient balances and their assessment. With special reference to data from Austria and Germany, it is postulated that on-farm nutrient balance assessment is a valuable tool for identifying deficits in efficiency of nutrient use in the soil-plant-animal system. Farm gate balances can be used as indicators for Codes of Good Agricultural Practice in Europe, if input/output parameters and calculations are standardised and if acceptable surpluses are regionally validated.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:dairy farms, environmental impact, indicators, fertilisers, nitrogen, organic farming, nutrient balance
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Research affiliation: Germany > Universität Kiel > Department of Crop Production and Plant Breeding > Grassland and Forage Production/Organic Farming
Deposited By: Taube, Prof. Dr. Friedhelm
ID Code:2362
Deposited On:16 Feb 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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