Kurzfristige Auswirkungen des Pflugverzichts auf Collembolen-Gemeinschaften des Bodens
Collembolans, a widespread group of soil fauna, could potentially be used as indicators of management changes in (organic) farming systems. Therefore, we studied effects of reduced tillage compared with conventional tillage on collembolan communities in the short term. Results of a two-year field trial showed that collembolan communities are likely influenced by different tillage systems. However, these effects could not be statistically verified. Furthermore, annual variation seems to strongly influence the composition of collembolan communities. We tend to assign these effects to different crops cultivated during our study.