Innovative technologies for organic farming, 2006
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ASABE session 140-BE3 on Innovative technologies for organic farming, AIM July 9th 2006, Portland Oregon
Organizer: Hala Chaoui
About Innovative Technologies for Organic Farming
Organic farming requires excessive labor as an alternative to the chemical suppression of herbicides and certain pests. It also relies heavily on costly organic matter amendments. This limits organic farming adoption, which has ecological and economic advantages. Advanced technologies can be designed to enhance the driving principle behind organic practices. These principles are maintaining a high biological activity in the soil and eliminating non-target effects of pesticides and the side-effect of synthetic fertilizers (increased soil salinity, nutrient leaching and reduced soil biological activity).
The aim of this session is also to create a synergy between researchers from all over the world working on this same topic. Another aim is to allow for the end users and researchers to communicate, the end users being the industry and farming community members interested in organic farming. The session will have a special format; a discussion with a panel of farmers and industry members, followed by a 2-4 minutes long slide presentation by each researcher followed by a general poster session. This session is being held for the second year in a row.
Program of the 2006 session
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