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Sustainable management practices vary with farm size in US organic crop production

A national survey of organic farmers shows that the use of sustainable farming practices differs with farm size. Although organic agriculture is often considered to be homogeneous, this survey suggests that a greater focus on farm size and socio-technical change is needed to improve the sustainability of food production.

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Fig. 1: Agroecological practices organized by the scale of application and probability of use.


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This is a summary of: Liebert, J. et al. Farm size affects the use of agroecological practices on organic farms in the United States. Nat. Plants (2022).

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Sustainable management practices vary with farm size in US organic crop production. Nat. Plants 8, 871–872 (2022).

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