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Are organic arable rotations mining the soil?

Mullender, Samantha (2017) Are organic arable rotations mining the soil? Organic Research Centre Bulletin, December 2017, 123, pp. 8-9.

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Summary

Organic principles and standards emphasise the importance of practices that encourage long-term health and
fertility of agricultural soils. Effective crop rotation, cultivation regimes and organic fertiliser application are important elements of the organic approach. Whilst such practices can undoubtedly increase the soil’s health, their true impact is still uncertain, particularly with regard to soil nutrient and organic matter contents. The articles explains how modelling some organic rotations on UK farms as part of the OK-Net Arable project produced some challenging results.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:nutrient modelling, NDICEA, organic arable rotations
Agrovoc keywords:
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Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/31675/, http://orgprints.org/32609/, http://orgprints.org/4400/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv2bX7-XSO8&feature=youtu.be
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:32848
Deposited On:26 Mar 2018 13:18
Last Modified:26 Mar 2018 13:18
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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