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For example, growing crops promotes the establishment of weeds with similar life cycles in the same field. g. , 2002). g. , 2004). Finally, diverse crop rotations can efficiently prevent many problems associated with soilborne pathogens attacking plant roots (Cook and Baker, 1983). , 1998). Crop rotations are supplemented by proven agronomic practices including the use of (a) tillage and mechanical weed control measures, (b) row spacing and planting dates, (c) cover-, intra- and intercrops and (d) pest and disease tolerant or resistant varieties.
Landwirtschaftlicher Kurs. Koberwitz bei Breslau 1924. Rudolf Steiner Verlag. 7th edition, 1984, 261 pp. Stoate, C, Boatman, N D, Borralho, R J, Rio Carvalho, C, de Snoo, G R and Eden, P (2001) ‘Ecological impacts of arable intensification in Europe’, Journal of Environmental Management, 63, 337–365. Stolze, M, Piorr, A, Häring, A and Dabbert, A (2000) The Environmental Impacts of 24 Handbook of organic food safety and quality Organic Farming in Europe, Economics and Policy, 6, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
Despite the availability of efficient biological nitrogen fixation and conservation-based strategies, chemo-synthetic, mineral nitrogen fertilisers have remained the main nitrogen input in conventional farming. The production of mineral nitrogen fertilisers requires extremely high fossil fuel inputs and is therefore associated with substantial CO2 emissions. Their continued use has to be questioned. For example, the production of 1 kg N requires 11 litre fuel (Finck, 1979), which means a 100 ha stockless arable farm (which applies 170 kg N/ha, a level commonly used for cereals) will use approximately 17,000 litres of fuel each year.