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The Ins and Outs of Organic Farming. FiBL response to the letter of Goklany in Science Vol 298

Mäder, Paul; Fließbach, Andreas; Dubois, David; Gunst, Lucie; Fried, Padrout and Niggli, Urs (2002) The Ins and Outs of Organic Farming. FiBL response to the letter of Goklany in Science Vol 298. Science, 298 (5600), pp. 1889-1890.

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Goklany stated that 20 % lower crop yields in organic farming would require 25 % more land use to produce the same amount of crop biomass, offsetting some of the advantages of organic agriculture with respect to biological diversity, inputs, and soil erosion, and that the experimental yields are not typical. Furthermore, he indicates that organic farming might not be sufficient to feed the world.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:DOK Trial, Long-term Trials DOK-Versuch, Langzeitversuche
Subjects: Farming Systems
Soil
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Switzerland > Agroscope > ART - Reckenholz location
USA > Other organizations
ISSN:1095-9203
DOI:10.1126/science.298.5600.1889b
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/soil-sciences/bw-projekte/dok-trial.html
Deposited By: Keck, Hannes
ID Code:26787
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 12:36
Last Modified:20 Aug 2014 12:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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