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In crop rotation green manures as winter cover crops enhance ecosystem services of farming

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.

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Summary

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
Agrovoc keywords:
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EnglishNutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
EnglishSoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
EnglishCrop rotationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
EnglishGreen manureshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3375
EnglishBiodiversityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33949
EnglishCrop yieldhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_10176
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
Estonia
European Union > CORE Organic II
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24546
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 22:06
Last Modified:02 Sep 2014 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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