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Materials and Methods REFUGIA project working paper

Dalgaard, Tommy (2011) Materials and Methods REFUGIA project working paper. Working paper, Agroecology, Aarhus University . [Completed]

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The organic farming structure has been analysed for all farms in Denmark 2005-2010. In 2005, the average farm size for organic farms was 50 ha, compared to 40 ha for conventional farms. For organic farms the largest average farm size in on sandy soils and for cattle farms, whereas the for conventional farms, the largest farms are on loamy soils, and cash crop, and pig farms.
The farms has been classified into farm types accoring to the EUROSTAT methods. Hobby farms are defined with a number of standard working hours under 1871 timer/år (typically under 10-25 ha). These farms normally are not included in national statistics, but are important to include in the REFUGIA studies, because these farms are important for biodiversity and have a relatively higher number among organic farms. The other farm types are full time farms. If more than 2/3 of the standard gross margin comes from catlle it is a cattle farm, and the same for cash crops. The rest is pig farms and other types of farms (for example poultry and fur animals). Standard rotations are defined for each of these farm types.

EPrint Type:Working paper
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Denmark
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > REFUGIA - The role of Organic Farms as refugia for biodiversity
Deposited By: Dalgaard, Head of research unit Tommy
ID Code:18941
Deposited On:17 Jun 2011 06:59
Last Modified:28 May 2013 09:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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