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Modelling crop rotations of organic farms

Bachinger, J. and Zander, P. (2000) Modelling crop rotations of organic farms. [Modellboildung von Fruchtfolgen in der ökologischen Landwirtschaft.] In: Alföldi, T.; Lockeretz, W. and Niggli, U. (Eds.) The world grows organic, Proceedings 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference, vdf Hochschulverlag, Zürich, p. 144.

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Summary

With the described holistic model approach it is possible to generate agronomically-suitable and detailed 3-8 year crop rotations for diluvial sites in north-eastern Germany under the special demands of organic farming systems with and without livestock production. The stand-alone version can be used for crop rotation planning at the farm level. In addition, this model version may be applied for studying the influence of the parameter and estimation algorithm ranges within the model on the complex interactions between site condition, cropping methods and the rotational cropping systems. Sensitivity analyses show those model parameters and estimation algorithms which have to be managed with special care and those for which further research is needed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:crop rotation, modelling, rule based, assessments, planning tool
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: Germany > Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research - ZALF
Related Links:http://www.ifoam.org/, http://www.zalf.de/
Deposited By: Bachinger, Dr. Johann
ID Code:994
Deposited On:15 Aug 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:27
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:ISBN 3-85457-555-6

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