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DOC trial: diversity and metabolic effiency of microbial communities in organic and conventional soils

Fliessbach, Andreas and Mäder, Paul (2000) DOC trial: diversity and metabolic effiency of microbial communities in organic and conventional soils. In: Alföldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, W. and Niggli, Urs (Eds.) Proceedings 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference, vdf Hochschulverlag, Zürich, Switzerland.

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Soil microbiota are favoured by organic farming systems. Moreover they were found to need less energy fore their maintenance. The diversity of microbial functions was also increased. Our results support the hypothesis that diverse populations make better use of the available resources.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Anbautechnik Einjährige Kulturen, Bodenfruchtbarkeit, DOK, long-term trial, microbial diversity, soil functions
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Soil > Soil quality
Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org, http://www.fibl.org/english/research/annual-crops/index.php
Deposited By: Fliessbach, Dr. Andreas
ID Code:2912
Deposited On:29 Jun 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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