Project without external funding

Steuerung von Humus- und Nährstoffhaushalt in der Ökologischen Landwirtschaft

Project Details
Project duration: 01/200712/2010

The regulation of the budget of soil organic matter (SOM) and nutrients by management is a central focus in agriculture, especially in organic agriculture. The budgets of SOM and nutrients determine soil fertility, i.e. the long-term productivity of soils. However, the underlying processes of soil fertility in organic agriculture are not well understood.
The interdisciplinary research project will, therefore, focus on the possibilities to regulate soil organic matter and nutrients budgets by soil management, crop rotation and indirectly by animal feeding. Methods used are field experiments, laboratory experiments under controlled conditions and semi-controlled microcosm experiments in the laboratory and field.

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