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Monitoring the effects of conversion to organic farming

Project Leader
Freyer Bernhard, Project Leader
Contact person:
Surböck Andreas
Duration:
01.01.2006-31.03.2009
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Bio Forschung Austria, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Landwirtschaftliche Bundesversuchswirtschaften GmbH, Rottenhauserstraße 32, 3250 Wieselburg, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Surböck Andreas, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Experimental Farm Großenzersdorf
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Economics (AFO)
Institute of Botany (BOT)
Institute of Integrative Nature Conservation Research (INF)
Institute of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Institute of Organic Farming
Institute of Soil Physics and Rural Water Management
Institute of Soil Research
Institute of Zoology (ZOO)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Monitoring the effects of conversion to organic farming (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Soil Chemistry (MUBIL II - Soil Chemistry)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Soil Water Balance and Erosion (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Database & Web-Portal (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Agrometeorology (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Soil Animals (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Avifauna (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Field weeds (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Nature Conservation Biology (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Animal Feed (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Economics (MUBIL II)
Subproject(s):
MUBIL II - Structures of Biotopes (MUBIL II)
Funded by
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management , Stubenring 1, A-1012 Wien, Austria
Abstract
To examine the development of organic farming a long term field monitoring was established at the biofarm “Rutzendorf” of the “Landwirtschaftlichen Bundesversuchswirtschaften GmbH” in the Marchfeld region east of Vienna. It is an interdisciplinary project of eleven scientific institutes which started in 2003. For this purpose a scientific concept was created and data have been ascertained in the first three project years. In the following project phase, data ascertainment for the monitoring will be continued and data acquisiton will be optimized. In subareas of the project, new supplementing examinations will be integrated. The aims of the project are: examination of changes concerning soil and plant parameters with the conversion to organic farming; investigation of the effects of different organic fertilisation systems on soil properties and on crop performances; analysis of existing biotops (hedges and strips of flowering plants) on the farm and planning and selective realization of new biotops with the aim of enhancing the biodiversity of the area, offering habitats for beneficials and reducing wind erosion potential.
Publications

Surböck, A; Freyer, B; Friedel, J K (2011): Zum Beitrag der Biologischen Landwirtschaft für die biologische Vielfalt.

Natur und Landschaft, 86. Jahrgang, Heft 9, 465-465; ISSN 0028-0615

Gerersdorfer T., Eitzinger J., (2011): Spatial climatic variability in agricultural areas and its relevance to climate trends .
[International Conference on current knowledge of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry in Europe, COST734 Final Conference in cooperation with COST FP0703C and OPAG III of CAgM of WMO 2011, Topolcianky, Slovak Republic, 03.05.2011 - 06.05.2011]

In: Slovak Hydro-meteorological Institute(SHMU), International Conference on current knowledge of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry in Europe

Gerersdorfer, T., Eitzinger, J., Laube, W. (2011): Mikroklima im Bereich von Hecken und die Bedeutung für die Sicherung der landwirtschaftlichen Produktion. [Poster]
[12. Österreichischer Klimatag 2011 - Forschung zu Klima, Klimawandel und Auswirkungen in Österreich, Vienna, Austria, 21.09.2011 - 22.09.2011]

In: Klimaforschungsinitiative AustroClim, Tagungsband des 12. Österreichischen Klimatags "Klima, Klimawandel, Auswirkungen und Anpassung in Österreich"

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