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Experiences with designing and managing organic rotation trials

Taylor, Dick; Younie, David; Coutts, Michael; Matheson, Stella and Mayer, Claus (2002) Experiences with designing and managing organic rotation trials. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 37-42.

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This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. Practical problems encountered in two long-term organic rotation trials at Aberdeen and Elgin are discussed. Compromises have had to be made in designing and managing the trials: how to include livestock and measure output, plot size, marking and fencing, discards and paths, replication, rotation length, randomisation of crop sequence, site uniformity, manoeuvrability of machines, soil compaction and exposure to pest damage.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; rotation; design; management; farmingsystems
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems
Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > Other organizations
UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8343
Deposited On:23 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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