Mäder, Paul and Dubois, David (2005) Produktequalität von Weizen und Nachhaltigkeit der Produktion bei ökologischer und konventioneller Bewirtschaftung (DOK-Versuch). [Wheat quality and sustainability in organic and conventional farming systems (DOK trial).] Paper at: 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau – Ende der Nische, Kassel, 01.03.2005 - 04.03.2005. [Unpublished]
Consumers have become more aware of healthy and safe food produced with low environmental impact. We studied the quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L., winter form) grown in a 21-year agro-system comparison between organic and conventional farming in Central Europe, known as the DOK experiment.
The 71% lower addition by plant available nitrogen to the organic field plots led to 14% lower wheat yields. However, the nutritional value, i.e. protein content and baking quality, were hardly affected by the farming systems. Despite exclusion of fungicides from the organic production systems, the quantities of mycotoxins detected in wheat grains did not differ. Food preference tests, as an integrative method, indicated a tendency for rats to prefer organically produced wheat over conventionally produced wheat.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Weizen, Lebensmittelqualität, Verarbeitung, Bodenfruchtbarkeit, low-input wheat quality, food processing, soil fertility, low-input, DOK|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection|
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
|Research affiliation:|| International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture|
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Switzerland > Agroscope
|Deposited By:||Mäder, Paul|
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:29|
|Refereed:||Submitted for peer-review but not yet accepted|
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