Artur Granstedt, Lars Kjellenberg
Rahmann et al.(2017) Proceedings of the Scientific Track “Innovative Research for Organic Agriculture 3.0”, Organic World Congress 2017 in New Delhi, India, November 9-11, 2017
Design of the field trial described in this paper differs from the earlier long-term experiments – it was established on an integrated biodynamic crop and livestock farm. Treatments were based on resources available on the farm; using only manure produced on-farm. The aim was to evaluate long-term effects on quality and yield in crops and quality parameters in soil, by comparing use of composted and not composted manure, with or without the full set of biodynamic preparations. Increase of carbon was calculated to a carbon sequestration averaging 400 kg carbon per ha and year in the topsoil, with the highest value (500 kg) with use of biodynamic treatments and composted manure, compared to 300 kg with use of not composted manure without biodynamic treatments.