Talgre, Liina; Tein, Berit; Eremeev, Viacheslav; Matt, Darja; Reintam, Endla; Sanches De Cima, Diego and Luik, Anne (2013) In crop rotation green manures as winter cover crops enhance ecosystem services of farming. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), p. 57.
Organic farming systems should be characterized by excellent soil fertility management to keep plant nutrient cycles short and as closed as possible. Therefore, it is extremely important to establish growing systems that have rotations with appropriate crops and intercrops to ensure fertile and biologically active soils, to enhance biodiversity and to provide high quality crop yields. Locally available organic fertilizers include green manures and animal manure. The influence of green manures as intercrops and these combined with composted cattle manure on soil properties, biodiversity indicators and crop yields was studied in a crop rotation experiment in three organic systems at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions|
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
|Research affiliation:|| Estonia > Estonian University of Life Sciences|
European Union > CORE Organic II > TILMAN-ORG
European Union > CORE Organic II
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
|Deposited By:||Sørensen, Peter|
|Deposited On:||06 Nov 2013 22:06|
|Last Modified:||02 Sep 2014 07:35|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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