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Competitiveness of winter wheat stands against weeds: Effects of cultivar choice, row width and drilling direction

Drews, Sylvia; Juroszek, Peter; Neuhoff, Daniel and Köpke, Ulrich (2002) Competitiveness of winter wheat stands against weeds: Effects of cultivar choice, row width and drilling direction. In: Proceedings of the 14th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Canadian Organic Growers (COG), p. 17.

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The need for competitive crop stands can be regarded as a basic requirement for weed control, potentially reducing the need for direct control measures. One way the crop may suppress weed growth is by the restriction of light through crop shading. As part of the EU-project ²Strategies of weed control in Organic Farming² (WECOF) trials with winter wheat were carried out to evaluate the potential of wheat shading ability as a weed control measure. Factors included were cultivar, row width and drilling direction. Results of the first experimental year are presented.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:weed control, competitiveness, shading ability, winter wheat
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Bonn > Institute of Organic Agriculture > Plant Production
Related Links:http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002/
Deposited By: Drews, Dr. agr. Sylvia
ID Code:1377
Deposited On:07 Jan 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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