Long-term effects of organic and conventional farming on soil erosion

  title={Long-term effects of organic and conventional farming on soil erosion},
  author={John P. Reganold and L. Franklyn Elliott and Yvonne L. Unger},
Conventional, intensive tillage farming systems have greatly increased crop production and labour efficiency. But, serious questions are being raised about the energy-intensive nature of these systems and their adverse effects on soil productivity and environmental quality1,2. This concern has led to an increasing interest in organic farming systems because they may reduce some of the negative effects of conventional agriculture on the environment3,4. We compare the long-term effects (since… CONTINUE READING
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