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KNOWING, CHARACTERIZING AND ASSESSING SYSTEMS OF ORGANIC CROP ROTATIONS

fontaine, L.; fourrié, L.; Garnier, J.F.; Colomb, B.; Carof, M. and Aveline, A. (2014) KNOWING, CHARACTERIZING AND ASSESSING SYSTEMS OF ORGANIC CROP ROTATIONS. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 315-318.

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The choice of crop rotations in organic stockless cropping systems is the first leverage used to manage technical issues (to maintain soil fertility, to control pest and weeds) and economic issues (to insure income). The RotAB project (French Casdar funding 2008-2010) implemented complementary approaches to better knowing, characterizing and assessing arable crop rotations. Their conception depends on numerous factors such as the types of soil and climate (on which depend the types of crops, yield potential, possibility of mechanical weed control…) or the economic context (existence of outlets and continuity of markets). If nitrogen supply and weed control are the most important agronomic issues of organic farmers in stockless cropping systems, phosphorus availability appears to be the next important issue for soil fertility and system sustainability.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:multicriteria assessment
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishCrop rotationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishcropping systemshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Fontaine, Laurence
ID Code:24050
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 09:13
Last Modified:31 Oct 2014 09:13
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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