Environmental, energetic, and economic comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems

dc.contributor.authorPimentel, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorHepperly, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorDouds, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorSeidel, Ritaen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.temporal1981 - 2003en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:08:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:08:21Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
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.en
dc.description.notesSysCoor-1 (Field)en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier415en
dc.identifier.citationBioscience 55(7): 573-582en
dc.identifier.issn0006-3568en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/65479en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Biological Sciencesen
dc.subjectCarbon sequestrationen
dc.subjectGreen manure cropsen
dc.subjectSoil erosionen
dc.subjectSoil fertilityen
dc.subjectNutrient recyclingen
dc.subjectSoil organic matteren
dc.subjectOrganic farmingen
dc.subjectWater qualityen
dc.subjectConventional agricultureen
dc.subjectEconomic comparisonen
dc.subjectEnergetic comparisonen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleEnvironmental, energetic, and economic comparisons of organic and conventional farming systemsen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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