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- Hossard, Laure; Archer, David W.; Bertrand, Michel; Colnenne-David, Caroline; Debaeke, Philippe; Ernfors, Maria; Jeuffroy, Marie-Helene; Munier-Jolain, Nicolas; Nilsson, Chris; Sanford, Gregg R.; Snapp, Sieg S.; Jensen, Erik S.; Makowski, David
- Agronomy journal 2016 v.108 no.3 pp. 1155-1167
- Triticum aestivum; Zea mays; conventional farming; corn; crop yield; cropping systems; crops; environmental impact; meta-analysis; nitrogen; organic production; pesticide application; pesticides; winter wheat; Europe; North America
- ... Organic and low-input systems are proposed as ways to reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture. Previous studies have shown that yields of organic systems can be ∼19 to 25% lower than conventional systems. An intermediary, low-input system could be less damaging for the environment than conventional systems, while reducing yield losses in comparison with organic systems. In this study, we p ...