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Alternativen der Kleegrasnutzung in vieharmen und viehlosen Betrieben

Maaß, H.; Blumenstein, Benjamin; Bruns, Christian and Möller, Detlev (2017) Alternativen der Kleegrasnutzung in vieharmen und viehlosen Betrieben. Paper at: 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Campus Weihenstephan, Freising-Weihenstephan, 07.-10. März 2017.

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Increasing number of stockless organic farms give reason to search for new forms of clover-grass (CG) utilization in order to maintain or increase soil fertility and productivity. A quantitative study was carried out among 93 organic farms to identify different forms of CG utilization and their assets and drawbacks on organic farms.
Different ways of CG transfer such as direct transfer (cut & carry) and indirect transfer stockless farms. In addition, seven farms were interviewed about their experiences
with CG transfer practices. The farmers rate CG transfer mainly positive, since it may partially compensate the negative effects on soil fertility through the missing manure on stockless organic farms. As less than 0.2 LU/ha is found on more than 34% of all organic farms, there is a high relevance for alternative forms of CG usage in order to
ensure the fertility of organic arable farming. However, we also see a high need for research to improve economic conditions of animal husbandry as an integral part of
sustainable organic farming systems.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:clover-grass, transfer fertilization, cut & carry, viehlos, Kleegras, Nutzung
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Farm Management
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Soil fertility
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Organic Farming and Cropping
ISBN:978-3-89574-925-4
Deposited By: Hasreiter, Anna
ID Code:31859
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 17:22
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 17:22
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 14. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
S. Wolfrum, H. Heuwinkel, H.J. Reents, u.a. (Hrsg.) (2017): Ökologischen Landbau weiterdenken - Verantwortung übernehmen - Vertrauen stärken. Beiträge der 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Freising-Weihenstephan, 7.-10. März 2017
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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