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dc.contributor.authorPimentel, D.
dc.contributor.authorHepperly, P.
dc.contributor.authorHanson, J.
dc.contributor.authorDouds, D.
dc.contributor.authorSeidel, R.
dc.coverage.temporal1981 - 2003
dc.identifier.citationBioscience 55(7): 573-582
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dc.description.abstractSince 1981, the Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial (FST) has compared organic and conventional grain-based farming systems. The results presented here represent a 22-year study of these farming systems, based on environmental impacts, economic feasibility, energetic efficiency, soil quality, and other performance criteria. The information from this trial can be a tool for developing agricultural policies more in tune with the environment while increasing energy efficiency and economic returns.
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Biological Sciences
dc.subjectCarbon sequestration
dc.subjectGreen manure crops
dc.subjectSoil erosion
dc.subjectSoil fertility
dc.subjectNutrient recycling
dc.subjectSoil organic matter
dc.subjectOrganic farming
dc.subjectWater quality
dc.subjectConventional agriculture
dc.subjectEconomic comparison
dc.subjectEnergetic comparison
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale
dc.titleEnvironmental, energetic, and economic comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
dc.description.notesSysCoor-1 (Field)

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