Valuation of ecosystem services in organic cereal crop production systems with different management practices in relation to organic matter input. Fan, F., Henriksen, C., & Porter, J. Ecosystem Services, 22:117–127, 2016. MACSUR or FACCE acknowledged.
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As the degradation of global ecosystem services (ES) continues in the last five decades, maintaining or even enhancing the ES of agro-ecosystem is one of the approaches to mitigate the global ES loss. This study provides the first estimate of an economic valuation of ES provided by organic cereal crop production systems with different management practices in relation to organic matter input (low, medium and high). Our results show that organic matter inputs significantly affect the total ES value on organic cereal crop production systems. The system with high organic matter input has the highest gross total ES value (US\$ 1969 ha(-1) yr(-1)), followed by the low organic matter input system (US\$ 1688 ha(-1) yr(-1)), and the lowest ES value are found in the medium organic matter input system (US\$ 1492 ha(-1) yr(-1)). Organic matter inputs have strong positive relationship with non-marketable ES values, while this relationship was not found in marketable ES values. Monetizing the ES can be used by land managers and policy makers to adjust management practices in terms of organic matter input in cereal production system with a long term goal for sustainable agriculture.
@Article {Fan2016,
author = {Fan, F. and Henriksen, C.B. and Porter, J.}, 
title = {Valuation of ecosystem services in organic cereal crop production systems with different management practices in relation to organic matter input}, 
journal = {Ecosystem Services}, 
volume = {22}, 
pages = {117--127}, 
year = {2016}, 
doi = {10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.10.007}, 
abstract = {As the degradation of global ecosystem services (ES) continues in the last five decades, maintaining or even enhancing the ES of agro-ecosystem is one of the approaches to mitigate the global ES loss. This study provides the first estimate of an economic valuation of ES provided by organic cereal crop production systems with different management practices in relation to organic matter input (low, medium and high). Our results show that organic matter inputs significantly affect the total ES value on organic cereal crop production systems. The system with high organic matter input has the highest gross total ES value (US\$ 1969 ha(-1) yr(-1)), followed by the low organic matter input system (US\$ 1688 ha(-1) yr(-1)), and the lowest ES value are found in the medium organic matter input system (US\$ 1492 ha(-1) yr(-1)). Organic matter inputs have strong positive relationship with non-marketable ES values, while this relationship was not found in marketable ES values. Monetizing the ES can be used by land managers and policy makers to adjust management practices in terms of organic matter input in cereal production system with a long term goal for sustainable agriculture.}, 
note = { MACSUR or FACCE acknowledged.}, 
keywords = {soil physical-properties; carbon sequestration; microbial biomass; farming systems; nitrogen mineralization; earthworm populations; straw; incorporation; economic valuation; agricultural soils; different tillage; Organic farming; Ecosystem services; Economic valuation; Management; Informed decision making}, 
type = {CropM}}

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