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Organic farming enhances soil fertility and biodiversity

Fliessbach, Andreas; Mäder, Paul; Dubois, David and Gunst, Lucie (2000) Organic farming enhances soil fertility and biodiversity. Dossier/Fact sheet. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-Frick.

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Summary

The DOK-long term trial - unique in his conception - compares the consequences of bio-dynamic, bio-organic and conventional farming systems in a randomised plot trial. The field trial was started in 1978. In the beginning the main goals were agronomic: yield and product quality. In the last decade, therefor research has focused on processes in the soil and the long-term effects of organic farming practice on the environment.The database of agronomic results of more than twenty years has stimulatad the discussion about farming systems and has contributed significantly to the general acceptance of organic farming.


EPrint Type:Book
Keywords:Department of Soil Sciences, DOK Trial, Soil fertility
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Switzerland > Agroscope > ART - Reckenholz location
Deposited By: Fliessbach, Dr. Andreas
ID Code:25236
Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 09:49
Last Modified:02 Dec 2015 09:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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