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Weeds and crop yields under conservation tillage in organic farming.

Peigné, Joséphine; Vian, Jean-François; Cannavaccuiolo, Mario; Aveline, Anne and Gautronneau, Yvan (2010) Weeds and crop yields under conservation tillage in organic farming. In: Wery, Jacques; Shili-Touzi, I. and Perrin, Aurélie (Eds.) Proceedings of AGRO2010, XIth Congress of the European Society of Agronomy.

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Summary

Conservation tillage in conventional agriculture tends to make the cropping systems more dependent on herbicides. Organic farming principles could solve this problem. However, direct drilling under a cover crop in organic farming remains difficult. We need innovative techniques, such as knife roller and adapted cover crops. Reduced tillage is possible if weeds are well controlled with mechanical tools, such as hoeing for spring crops, i.e. maize in 2005 and soybean in 2006 (site A). If though weed infestation increases during one year, it will be difficult to control it in subsequent crops in case of reduced tillage.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > AGTEC-Org
France > ESA - Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers
France > ISARA - Institut supérieure d’agriculture Lyon
Deposited By: CELETTE, Florian
ID Code:19496
Deposited On:31 Oct 2011 07:54
Last Modified:31 Oct 2011 07:54
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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