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More biodiversity on organic farms?

Winqvist, Camilla (2012). More biodiversity on organic farms? Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.
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Plants benefit from organic farming, particularly plants that are insect pollinated, annuals and rare. Around 20 percent greater diversity has been found on organic farms, when compared to conventional farms. Yet no difference was found between farms that had newly conver - ted to organic farming and those that had been organic for longer. Plant diversity benefited immediately from the change in farming system. This was down to ceasing to use herbicides, growing a wider variety of crops on the farms and that the stands of crops were thinner.

Authors/Creators:Winqvist, Camilla
Title:More biodiversity on organic farms?
Year of publishing :2012
Number of Pages:4
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Centre for Organic Food & Farming (EPOK), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Language:English
Publication Type:Factsheet
Article category:Popular
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F08 Cropping patterns and systems
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use
Agrovoc terms:organic agriculture, organic farming, biodiversity, ecosystems, sweden
Keywords:Organic farming, biodiversity
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3283
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3283
ID Code:13130
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
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Deposited On:30 Mar 2016 14:12
Metadata Last Modified:01 Apr 2016 17:48

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