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Organic Farming and Energy Efficiency. FiBL response to the letter of Zoebl in Science Vol 298

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Mäder, Paul; Fliessbach, Andreas; Dubois, David; Gunst, Lucie; Fried, Padrout and Niggli, Urs (2002) Organic Farming and Energy Efficiency. FiBL response to the letter of Zoebl in Science Vol 298. Science, 298 (5600), pp. 1890-1891.

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We agree with Zoebl that alternative farming systems deserve more attention in order to develop healthy production systems. In fact, the environmental advantages of organic farming in comparison with intensive conventional production methods have been shown in many cases (1). In our study, we showed a better protection of soil fertility in organic systems compared with conventional systems.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Farming Systems
Soil
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Switzerland > Agroscope > ART - Reckenholz location
Netherlands > Other organizations
ISSN:1095-9203
DOI:10.1126/science.298.5600.1890
Deposited By: Keck, Hannes
ID Code:26788
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 12:32
Last Modified:20 Aug 2014 12:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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