Hypothetical pear production system innovation through promotion of soil biodiversity

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    Abstract

    We developed a hypothetical view on a pear production system innovation through promotion of soil biodiversity. Two types of measures form the central idea of the innovation. The first type of measure is to replace part of the current 100% mineral fertilisation by compost plus targeted use of specialised soil and leaf fertilisers. The second type of measure is to replace pesticides harmful for soil life by alternative measures or non-harmful pesticides. We anticipate that these measures would have three main effects. The first effect is improved soil life, the second is reduced environmental impacts, and the last is increased economic profit for the fruit grower.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st IS on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture
    EditorsJ. Biala, R. Prange, M. Raviv
    Place of PublicationLeuven, België
    PublisherISHS
    Pages215-221
    Volume1018
    ISBN (Print)9789462610040
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventFirst International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, Adelaide, Australia -
    Duration: 4 Apr 20117 Apr 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceFirst International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, Adelaide, Australia
    Period4/04/117/04/11

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    van der Maas, M. P., & Heijne, B. (2014). Hypothetical pear production system innovation through promotion of soil biodiversity. In J. Biala, R. Prange, & M. Raviv (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st IS on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture (Vol. 1018, pp. 215-221). ISHS. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1018.75