Extension of crop rotation


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

All crops

Description of the measure

Extension of the crop rotation makes the production more diverse and more resilient to climate change (> 3 crops)

Comments on sustainability

A wider crop rotation improves the soil quality through the different crops and their root exudates, nutrient needs and contribution to humus formation. This is positive for the diversity of soil organisms and in general for the biodiversity. Due to a good and diverse crop rotation, pesticides can be reduced. The soil structure is improved, which improves the water infiltration and storage in the soil. The work load may increase.