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Effect of clover management (Rhizobium seed inoculation and greenwaste compost amendments) and variety choice on yield and baking quality of organic spring and winter wheat

Wilkinson, A.; Young, D.; Lueck, L.; Cooper, J. M.; Wilkockson, S and Leifert, C. (2007) Effect of clover management (Rhizobium seed inoculation and greenwaste compost amendments) and variety choice on yield and baking quality of organic spring and winter wheat. Paper at: 3rd QLIF Congress, Universtiy of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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Yield and protein content of wheat produced under organic standards was repeatedly shown to be between 20 and 40% lower than levels achieved in conventional farming systems. This is thought to be at least partially due to insufficient N-supply to the crop later in the growing season and poor adaptation of the currently used wheat varieties to organic production conditions. To address these problems, a factorial field trial was established to study the effect of Rhizobium inoculation of clover seeds and application of compost amendments to clover swards grown prior to different varieties of wheat. Three winter wheat and four spring wheat varieties were chosen from a range of European breeding programmes. Results showed that variety choice had the greatest effect on yields, but that fertility management practices also significantly affected wheat yields and protein quality for some of the varieties. This clearly indicates that yields in organic wheat production can be significantly increased by improved variety choice and fertility management regimes.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:yield, protein content, variety, wheat, organic farming
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 3: Crop production systems
International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 3 Crop production / soil management
Deposited By: Cooper, Dr. Julia M
ID Code:10478
Deposited On:01 May 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.http://orgprints.org/10417/
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