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Effect of three farming systems (bio-dynamic, bio-organic, conventional) on yield and quality of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L. var. esculenta L.) in a seven year crop rotation

Mäder, P.; Pfiffner, L.; Niggli, U.; Balzer, U.; Balzer, F.; Plochberger, A.; Velimirov, A. and Besson, J.-M. (1993) Effect of three farming systems (bio-dynamic, bio-organic, conventional) on yield and quality of beetroot (Beta vulgaris L. var. esculenta L.) in a seven year crop rotation. Acta Horticulturae, 339, pp. 11-31.

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Summary

In a long-term field trial in Therwil, Switzerland, the bio-dynamic, bio-organic and conventional farming systems were compared (DOC trial). The present paper focuses on long-term yield development and on product quality of beetroot. Due to the favourable climate and soil, beetroot yields were generally high. The yield of beetroot in both biological systems was about 75 % that of the conventional system, but the input of nitrogen and potassium was about 60 % lower.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Holistic quality methods, analytical methods, picture-developing methods, food preference tests DOK-Versuch, Langzeitversuche
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishHolistic quality methodsUNSPECIFIED
Englishanalytical methodsUNSPECIFIED
Englishpicture-developing methodsUNSPECIFIED
Englishfood preference testsUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Farming Systems
Soil
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Austria > Bio Research Austria (formerly LBI)
Switzerland > Other organizations
Germany > Other organizations
ISSN:0567-7572
Deposited By: Keck, Hannes
ID Code:26786
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 12:39
Last Modified:20 Aug 2014 12:39
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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