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Comparing organic and conventional agricultural cropping systems - International workshop

What can be learned from the DOK and other long-term trials?

A sufficient agricultural production in a sustainable way is one of the main global and regional challenges in the future. Limited cropland, climate change, loss of soil quality and biodiversity coupled with excessive use of non-renewable resources require new solutions for future cropping systems beyond existing management practices.

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Ort

Ascona, Monte Verità, Switzerland

Veranstalter

Agroscope, FiBL, ETH Zürich

Contacts:

Organizational and technical matters:

  • Paolo Demaria
    Phone +41 76 443 64 08
    DOK_monteverita@demariaevent.ch

Scientific matters:

  • Jochen Mayer
    Phone +41 58 468 72 14
    jochen.mayer@agroscope.admin.ch
  • Paul Mäder
    Phone +41 62 865 72 32
    paul.maeder@fibl.org
Datum / Zeiten
06.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

11.10.2019

Zusatzinformationen

Long-term experiments are unique research platforms to shed light on the performance of cropping systems and their impact on ecosystem services. Comparisons of organic and conventional systems in long-term field experiments provide essential information on biomass productivity, nutrient cycling, climate regulation and biodiversity conservation. The DOK (Bio-Dynamic, Bio-Organic, Konventionell) field experiment in Switzerland is now running for forty years and has provided a wealth of data. With this conference, we want to bring together scientists who have been researching the functioning of agricultural systems and underlying processes in the DOK and other field experiments worldwide. We will compile and synthesize this knowledge during sessions and workshops. The discussion shall reveal the potential and limitations of long-term experiments to answer questions on the sustainability of agricultural systems. Moreover, we will formulate future research questions to be studied in long-term experiments.

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