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Agroecological break out: legumes, crop diversification and the regenerative futures of UK agriculture

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This paper reviews the shifting fate of legumes in UK agriculture. Legumes were once a common part of crop rotations, providing food and feed, while enhancing soil fertility and enabling pest control. During the 20th century, UK arable management became predicated on minimally diverse crop rotations, dependent on artificial fertilisers and pesticides. Legumes were locked out of food and farming. Existing research has identified the drivers of this lock-in. Whilst this intensive model increase...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.10.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Biology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-4369-0884
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
205212/Z/16/Z
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
88
Pages:
126-137
Publication date:
2021-10-23
Acceptance date:
2021-10-07
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EISSN:
1873-1392
ISSN:
0743-0167
Language:
English
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Review
Pubs id:
1199595
Local pid:
pubs:1199595
Deposit date:
2023-04-21

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