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Long Term Field Experiments in Organic Farming

Raupp, Joachim; Pekrun, Carola; Oltmanns, Meike and Köpke, Ulrich (Eds.) (2006) Long Term Field Experiments in Organic Farming. ISOFAR Scientific Series, no. 1. Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin.

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A number of cultivation methods in Organic Agriculture, such as diversified crop rotations and the application of organic manure, have a long-term effect, especially on the physical, biological and microbial parameters of soils. It often takes decades for the quantity and quality of soil organic matter to reach a new dynamic equilibrium. Long-term experiments are thus essential to investigate the effects of crop rotations and organic fertilization on soils and, as a result, on crops. The continuation of long-term experiments is therefore of particular importance to Organic Agriculture.
This volume contains a selection of 12 long-term experiments conducted under different site conditions in Germany, the USA, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria and Israel. Each experiment has a unique concept and scientific approach. But their common objective is to investigate characteristics of Organic Agriculture regarding key parameters of soil fertility, crop yield and quality. Many also examine environmental and economic parameters.
This volume is the first comprehensive publication of that kind, based on the activities of ISOFAR’s working group for Long-Term Experiments (LTE).

EPrint Type:Book
Keywords:Long term field experiments, soil fertility, crop yield and quality, fertilization, crop rotation, tillage, agroecology
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Bonn > Institute of Organic Agriculture > Other Projects
Germany > Institute for Biodynamic Research - IBDF
International Organizations > International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR > Long-term experiments
Related Links:http://www.isofar.org/publications/scientific-01.html, http://www.isofar.org/sections/wg-long-term-experiments.html, http://www.isofar.org/index.html
Deposited By: Raupp, Dr. Joachim
ID Code:8554
Deposited On:22 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Book info & Table of Contents
Raupp, Joachim, Carola Pekrun, Meike Oltmanns, Ulrich Köpke (Eds.)(2006): Long Term Field Experiments in Organic Farming. ISOFAR Scientific Series No 1. Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin, Germany. ISBN-Nr. 3-89574-590-1
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