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SOIL QUALITY AND CROP PRODUCTIVITY AS AFFECTED BY DIFFERENT SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE "TILMAN-ORG Session"

Willekens, Koen; Vandecasteele, Bart and De Vliegher, Alex (2014) SOIL QUALITY AND CROP PRODUCTIVITY AS AFFECTED BY DIFFERENT SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE "TILMAN-ORG Session". In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 65-68.

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Summary

A multi-year trial was conducted to compare soil management strategies (tillage and fertilization) with regard to their effect on crop performance and soil quality. Two soil management systems were assessed. Farm compost application was combined with reduced non-inversion tillage, whereas animal manure was incorporated by conventional tillage with a moldboard plough. With regard to soil quality, a reduced tillage practice in combination with compost application seemed to be favorable for soil quality of the surface layer in the short term. With regard to crop productivity, an effect of soil management strategy is less clear and dependent on a seasonal variation of growth circumstances.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:soil management, farm compost, reduced tillage, soil quality, crop performance, TILMAN-ORG
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > TILMAN-ORG
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: Willekens, Ir. Koen
ID Code:24081
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 13:06
Last Modified:28 Nov 2014 13:18
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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