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Three organic systems on medium silt soil; stockless system with benefit of pig manure; with associated outdoor pigs

{Project} Three organic systems on medium silt soil; stockless system with benefit of pig manure; with associated outdoor pigs. Runs 1991 - 1995. Project Leader(s): Cormack, Bill, ADAS Consulting Ltd.

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Summary

Conversion of farming systems from conventional to sustainable organic production (according to UKROFS standards) initially involves a 2 year fertility building phase. This study will aim to investigate the costs and potential problems associated with conversion of conventionally farmed land to production under organic standards. The study will involve measurement of physical and financial inputs and outputs during the conversion of an experimental farming system to organic production. 16 hectares of fertile soil will be converted to 3 organic management systems (stockless, pig manure, stocked with outdoor pigs) producing organic potatoes and cereals for sale, cereals and pulses for home consumption and clover/leys for mulching or stocking with pigs. Information will be gained and collated on the performance of the crops, crop diseases and pests and, where appropriate, the behaviour and welfare of livestock.


EPrint Type:Project description
Keywords:conversion, farm systems, financial performance, economics, crops, arable, forage, pigs, welfare, agronomy, economics
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK > ADAS
Research funders: UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Related Links:http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/chemicals/pesticides/pesticidestax/12.htm
Project ID:OF0102
Start Date:1 April 1991
End Date:31 March 1995
Deposited By: Defra, R&D Organic Programme
ID Code:7953
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:31

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