Schmutz, Dr Ulrich; Rayns, Dr Francis; Firth, Mr Chris; Rosenfeld, Dr Anton; Thorup-Kristensen, Dr Kristian; Zhang, Dr Kefeng and Rahn, Dr Clive (2006) Environmental and economic modelling of organic, stockless, horticultural crop rotations. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.
Selected results from the ongoing “EU-Rotate_N” research project are presented. This EU 5th-framework project is developing a model-based decision support system to optimise nitrogen use in horticultural crop rotations across Europe. This paper introduces the economic and the fertility-building crops sub-models, and shows data from model validation and first model runs on an organic farm in central England. Preliminary results show that the model has the potential to be a powerful support tool for farmers and advisors, making decisions on rotational plan-ning. The economic, agronomic and environmental consequences of different rotational designs can be projected and assessed in detail.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Subjects:|| Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management|
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Farming Systems > Farm economics
|Research affiliation:||International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 4: Crop systems and soils|
|Deposited By:||Schmutz, Dr Ulrich|
|Deposited On:||09 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:32|
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