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Grain legumes in organic cropping systems

Hauggaard-Nielsen, Dr. Henrik (2002) Grain legumes in organic cropping systems. In: Proceedings from Clustered workshops. Workshop 2: towards European expertise on management of cropping systems including legumes, AEP European association for grain legume research, pp. 70-74.

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There is a general need to increase grain legume protein production in Europe to meet an increasing demand. A certain import of conventionally produced protein feed sources is presently allowed on organic farms, e.g. soybean meal, free of genetically modified soybean grain, and oilseed rape cakes. However, from 2005 all feed used in animal production must be organically produced according to EU regulations. In that perspective evaluation of potentials for increased protein production via the growing of grain legumes in organic cropping systems is urgent.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic farming, grain legumes, protein self-sufficiency 2005, intercropping
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 5 (GENESIS) Production of grain legumes and cereals for animal feed
Deposited By: Hauggaard-Nielsen, Senior Scientist, phD, Cand. agro Henrik
ID Code:1346
Deposited On:25 Sep 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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