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Effects of sowing measures on weeds and yield of organically grown wheat

Verschwele, Arnd (2008) Effects of sowing measures on weeds and yield of organically grown wheat. In: Hurle, Karl (Ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International Weed Science Congress, Vancouver, Canada. , pp. 255-256.

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Weed control by harrowing is an essential measure in organically grown cereals, but it is also known to be less effective against perennial weeds. Such problems might be solved by using a more effective hoeing which needs wider row spaces. On the other hand, there is a risk of low competi-tiveness in wide crop stands, particularly if mechanical control effects are unsatisfying.
Therefore, a new approach has been investigated by using a crop design with alternating crop bands and crop-free bands. Using hoes in the crop-free band as well as a higher crop competitiveness within the crop band are two possible effects in order to make weed control more effective.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants - JKI > Institute for Plant Protection in Field Crops and Grassland
Deposited By: Verschwele, Dr. Arnd
ID Code:2384
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 10:13
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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