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Effects of farming system on weed seed bank and on invasibility in arable fields: evidences from the long-term DOK trial

Sans Serra, Xavier F; Rotchés-Ribalta, R.; Mayer, J. and Mäder, P. (2019) Effects of farming system on weed seed bank and on invasibility in arable fields: evidences from the long-term DOK trial. In: Agroscope, FiBL, ETH (Eds.) Program and abstract book. Comparing organic and conventional agricultural cropping systems - What can be learned from the DOK and other long-term trials? Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, October 6-10, 2019, p. 59.

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Agricultural intensification over last decades has resulted in a great increase of crop yields, but it also had a detrimental impact on biodiversity. The dramatic decline of arable weed diversity is a matter of great concern because weeds have an important ecological function as a key component of the food web of agroecosystems. Weeds are suitable indicators of management effects on wildlife diversity in arable crops because they have high sensitivity to cultivation measures and have a strong relation to other organism groups. Nevertheless, the effect of farming management on weed abundance and diversity will be more reliable on weed seed bank rather than on aboveground weed community because it is the result of processes that have occurred in the past and consequently, it could better reflect the effect of the agricultural practices over the years.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:soil sciences, DOK, long-term experiments, DOK trial, weed seed bank
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Spain > University of Barcelona
Switzerland > Agroscope > ART - Reckenholz location
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org.live.fibl.info/en/locations/switzerland/work-areas-switzerland/soil-sciences.html
Deposited By: Mäder, Paul
ID Code:36896
Deposited On:04 Dec 2019 13:40
Last Modified:19 May 2021 13:54
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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