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Ecological and agronomic evaluation of crop rotations in organic farming systems

Bachinger, Dr. Johann; Stein-Bachinger, Dr. Karin and Fuchs, Sarah (2006) Ecological and agronomic evaluation of crop rotations in organic farming systems. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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The integration of nature conservation measures in organic farming requires special know-ledge about potential goal conflicts between ecological and agronomic requirements. The aim of this paper is to introduce a generation and evaluation tool for crop rotations that allows an assessment of the complex interdependencies of different biotic and abiotic parameters. The interdisciplinary ‘Nature Conserva-tion Farm Brodowin’ project provides the experimen-tal basis for developing practical solutions and compromises in this context. Two generated six-course crop rotations are presented as examples of this approach. The results show the sensitivity of the evaluation tool and its usability for improving crop rotations with regard to nature conservation


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 4: Crop systems and soils
Deposited By: Bachinger, Dr. Johann
ID Code:7206
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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