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Regionally adapted humus balance in organic farming

{Tool} Regionally adapted humus balance in organic farming. Creator(s): Kolbe, Hartmut. Issuing Organisation(s): Sächsische Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie LfULG. (2013)

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Online at: https://publikationen.sachsen.de/bdb/artikel/18791

Summary

This report examines the practical application of humus balance for farms (stockless and with livestock), being crucial for soil quality and productivity. Productivity in organic agriculture depends on the capacity to convert organic matter in the soil, which supply can be determined using a humus balance. The humus balance is an appropriate method to adjust farm nutrient management which should be a common method for farmers.
Tables of stockless farms and farms with livestock are provided in this report to calculate humus balances of main arable crops in different soil types and manure applications. This gives recommendations for farmers on how to overcome nutrient deficiencies.
The report displays examples of adapted humus balance helping at promoting its local adaptation to close the nutrient cycle by experienced practitioners, extension and trainers.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn how to calculate humus balance in crop rotations
What problem does the tool address?:Nutrient deficiencies, soil degradation, mismanagement due to lack of knowledge in calculation of humus balance
What solution does the tool offer?:Humus balance offers a crop and crop rotation based estimation for nutrient supply
Country:Germany
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools, Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, diagnostic tool, humus balance, management measures, nutrient management, soil organic matter
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, humus balance, management measures, measuring instruments, monitoring and evaluation, nutrient management, soil organic matter
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcrop rotationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
Englishmeasuring instrumentshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12457
Englishmonitoring and evaluationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_bea12d1e
Englishhumushttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3693
Englishcrop managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16094
Englishnutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
Englishsoil organic matterhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35657
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Germany > AK Versuchsansteller Ökologischer Landbau
Germany > Federal States > Saxonia > State Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:http://www.smul.sachsen.de/lfulg, http://orgprints.org/23098/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30568
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:34
Last Modified:25 Jan 2019 13:39
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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