In Mediterranean agroecosystems, climatic conditions, intensive agricultural practices, and soil fertility loss are critical elements for sustainable and resilient agriculture development. Organic farming is a strategy to produce quality food reducing the synthetic chemicals use and promote the agro-ecological processes in cropping systems (Tu et al. 2006). The nutrients availability to meet the crop need is affected by the trend of soil organic matter mineralization and its synchronization to the crop nutrients demand (Berry et al. 2002). To understand the effects of agro-ecological management application on soil organic matter dynamics during the transition period from conventional to an organic system may be provide a useful guidance for designing the best conversion strategy to minimize yield loss.
Respiration Dynamic During Transition from Conventional To Organic Management In Globe Artichoke Mediterranean Cropping Systems / Tiloca, Maria Teresa; Deligios, Paola Antonia; Cossu, Marco; Gavino, Sanna; Solinas, Stefania; Farci, Roberta; Noor, Jouny; Luigi, Ledda. - (2021). (Intervento presentato al convegno Evoluzione dei sistemi agronomici in risposta alle sfide globali. XL Italian National Congress on Sustainable Management of Cropping Systems. Italian Society of Agronomy (Società Italiana di Agronomia, SIA) tenutosi a Udine nel 15-17 September 2021).