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Producing organic wheat with high grain protein content: the significance of intercropping and the need for diagnostic tools

Naudin, Christophe and Corre-Hellou, Guénaëlle (2011) Producing organic wheat with high grain protein content: the significance of intercropping and the need for diagnostic tools. Speech at: 3rd ISOFAR Scientific Conference , Gyeonggi Paldang, South Korea, September 26-October 5 2011. [In Press]

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Grain quality of wheat is one of the major concerns of organic farming production. Cereal-legume intercropping may be of significance in this regard as it enhances the yield productivity and the grain protein content (GPC) of the intercropped wheat. However, fitted tools are needed for the diagnosis and management of such interspecific canopies. Our main objectives were i) to analyse the effect of intercropping and N-management on organic farming performances and ii) to analyse the relationships between N-status indicators and GPC of intercropped wheat. These objectives were assessed in winter pea–wheat intercrops in 2007 and 2009 in western France. Our study confirmed the significance of intercropping in the production of wheat with high GPC. We showed that tools for diagnosis, fitted for sole crops to manage grain yield and GPC (N nutrition index, chlorophyll meter), can be used on intercropped wheat.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > AGTEC-Org
France > ESA - Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers
Deposited By: CELETTE, Florian
ID Code:19416
Deposited On:22 Sep 2011 09:22
Last Modified:22 Sep 2011 09:37
Document Language:English
Status:In Press
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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