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Are we mining the soil ? (OK-Net Arable Video)

{Tool} Are we mining the soil ? (OK-Net Arable Video). Creator(s): Bliss, Katie; Davies, Olivia; Smith, Laurence and Mullender, Samantha. Issuing Organisation(s): ORC - Organic Research Centre. (2018)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv2bX7-XSO8


Seven organic farms took the opportunity to look at one or more of their fields. They gained insights into their rotations and NDICEA seems to be a useful tool for assessing nitrogen supply/losses throughout a rotation.
The results on the farms indicate that there is a danger of losing nitrogen even in organic rotations. In the video, the researcher summarises the results and one of farmers taking part shares his thoughts. The common conclusions are that spring ley cultivation and strategic use of organic fertilisers are possible strategies for improving nutrient balances in organic farming. 'Flying livestock' and innovative strategies to keep the soil covered (e.g. living mulches, undersowing) may also help.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Farmers share their experiences modelling nutrient balances across crop rotations
What problem does the tool address?:There is an assumption that organically managed farms must be maintaining a neutral or positive nutrient balance, but we cannot always be certain. Understanding the nutrient dynamics in organic farming across organic crop rotations can be difficult.
What solution does the tool offer?:A group of UK organic farmers were supported by a researcher from ORC in using a nutrient model (NDICEA) with data of their farms and rotations to simulate nutrient flows. This video shares their findings.
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:arable farming, nutrient cycle, organic farming
Keywords:arable farming, nutrient cycle, organic farming, nutrient management, nutrient cycling in ecosystems
Agrovoc keywords:
arable farming
nutrient cycling in ecosystems
nutrient management
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > OK-Net-Arable Tools
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:652654
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/32609/, https://orgprints.org/4400/, https://orgprints.org/31675/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/32847
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:32847
Deposited On:28 Mar 2018 16:34
Last Modified:01 Aug 2022 14:42
Document Language:English

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