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Sustainability evaluation of long term organic farm systems

Vazzana, Prof Concetta; Raso, Dr Enrico and Migliorini, Dr Paola (2008) Sustainability evaluation of long term organic farm systems. Poster at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

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The paper deals with the evaluation of sustainability at farm level in a long term experimental farm organically managed since 1992 in Tuscany. The aim was to develop and implement a multi-objective organic agriculture, to establish new concepts of farming as result of long term research analysis and to provide a practical and easy understanding on what is necessary to change or improve in farming management. Soil fertility and biodiversity indicators are taken into consideration in the period 1992-2006: the weak points and the improvement obtained by the farm management are underlined. The values of indicators changed rapidly towards the desired ones in the first 6 years period. After 13 years, in 2005-2006, the situation appear almost stable, P balance is still a problem, some little discrepancies for C/N ratio and KAR indicate the need to re-examine some of the production methods.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Key words: Sustainability Indicators, LTE, Organic Agriculture
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Italy > Univ. Firenze
Deposited By: Migliorini, Dr Paola
ID Code:12364
Deposited On:12 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alfldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lck, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Hgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) .Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 . 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/13672 and http://orgprints.org/13674

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