Environmental and economic modelling of organic, stockless, horticultural crop rotations.

Ulrich Schmutz, Francis Rayns, Anton Rosenfeld, K. Thorup-Kristensen, K. Zhang, Clive Rahn

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    Abstract

    Selected results from the ongoing "EU- Rotate_N" research project are presented. This EU 5 th -framework project is developing a model-based decision support system to optimise nitrogen use in horticultural crop rotations across Europe. This paper introduces the economic and the fertility-building crops sub-models, and shows data from model valida- tion and first model runs on an organic farm in central England. Preliminary results show that the model has the potential to be a powerful support tool for farmers and advisors, making decisions on rotational plan- ning. The economic, agronomic and environmental consequences of different rotational designs can be projected and assessed in detail.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages238-241
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006
    EventOrganic Congress - Odense, Denmark
    Duration: 1 Apr 20061 Apr 2006

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    ConferenceOrganic Congress
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityOdense
    Period1/04/061/04/06

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