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The influence of organic and conventional production on yield and quality of carrots

Bender, I. and Ingver, A. (2013) The influence of organic and conventional production on yield and quality of carrots. 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), pp. 179-180.

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Summary

Although numerous experiments have been carried out to compare nutrient and contaminant contents of organically and conventionally produced vegetables, further research is recommended (Rembialkovska 2007, Hoefkens et al. 2009). This study contributes to the investigations of the levels of various nutrients in organic and conventional carrots. The trial data of 3 years were contradictory for yield and quality. The yields of organic trial were not significantly lower compared to conventional trial. Longer trial period is needed to conclude the role of weather conditions, cultivation regime (used herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) and their interaction.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishConventional farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331393
EnglishCarrotshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9640
EnglishCrop yieldhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_10176
EnglishProduct qualityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_13591
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Estonia
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24574
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 19:09
Last Modified:14 Aug 2014 13:26
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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