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Informe: Finca Experimental La Higueruela (Spain)

{Facility} Informe: Finca Experimental La Higueruela (Spain). [Report: La Higueruela experimental farm (Spain).] Facility Leader(s): Lacasta Dutoit, Mr. Carlos, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

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The experimental farm La Higueruela is located in Santa Ollala (Toledo, Spain), 80km far from Madrid. It has a 90 hectares surface. It belows to the Environmental Sciences Center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)since 1972. During this period many scientists from this organism and other institutions (University, National and Regional public research centers and private enterprises) have developed their trials here. The orchard is inserted in a typical Spanish dryland. Unirrigated lands represent the 80 percent of the Spanish territory and it is one of the most complex systems to study. One square meter of surface has more biodiversity than one hectare in humid Europe. Extensive arable crops and fallow lands mosaic constitutes one of the more important semi-natural habitats of the West Europe. Organic long term trials in semiarid conditions is one of the main areas among all the experimentations carried out in this farm during the last 38 years. At this moment, 10 research projects and 11 experimental trials are being developed in La Higueruela, regarding agronomy and natural resources and making a better technology transfer to farmers.


EPrint Type:Research facility description
Type of Facility:Experimental farm
Keywords:organic farming in semi-arid conditions, long term experimentation, arable crops, La Higueruela
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Spain > CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) > Finca Experimental La Higueruela
Location:Santa Olalla (Toledo,SPAIN)
Deposited By: Ramos, María
ID Code:21897
Deposited On:29 Nov 2012 10:17
Last Modified:29 Nov 2012 10:17

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