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Evaluating The Strengths And Weakness Of Conventional, No-Till And Organic Cropping Systems: An Assessment Of Yield, Soil Protection And Environmental Performance

Charles, Raphaël; Büchi, Lucie; Walder, Florian; Colombi, Tino; Keller, Thomas; Banerjee, Samiran; Six, Johan and Van Der Heijden, Marcel (2021) Evaluating The Strengths And Weakness Of Conventional, No-Till And Organic Cropping Systems: An Assessment Of Yield, Soil Protection And Environmental Performance. Paper at: Organic World Congress 2021, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB, Rennes, France, 8 - 10 September, 2021. [Completed]

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Summary

In a comprehensive study on 60 observed fields in organic, conventional and no-till cropping, a coherent set of different indicators for cropping management, crop performance and soil physical, chemical and biological properties has been developed to describe and assess these systems. The high yield level in conventional, the soil surface protection and diversity of crops in no-till, and the higher soil organic carbon content and the complexity of root-associated microbial networks in organic systems underline the areas for improvement to be considered for the further development of sustainable cropping systems.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:cropping systems, indicators, on-farm, Soil health, Abacus, FiBL55257
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Soil
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil > Tillage > Reduced Tillage
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Field trials > Systems comparison
International Conferences > 2021: Organic World Congress, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB > Ecological approaches to systems' health
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Deposited By: rey, m. frederic
ID Code:42161
Deposited On:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Last Modified:11 Jan 2022 12:52
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:A book of abstracts of papers of the Science Forum at the Organic World Congress 2021, September 8-10, Online and on-site in Rennes, France '6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB' has been published

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