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Optimising Subsidiary Crop Applications in Rotations (OSCAR)-farm Testing of Cover Crop Species Mixes

Crossland, Mary and Westaway, Sally (2015) Optimising Subsidiary Crop Applications in Rotations (OSCAR)-farm Testing of Cover Crop Species Mixes. Poster at: AAB: Getting the Most out of Cover Crops, Marston Lincs, UK, 24-25 June 2015.

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One challenge farmers face in planning cover crop systems is the dependence of cover crops on biophysical conditions such as soil type, rainfall, and climate. The performance of different cover crop species therefore varies according to geographic location and on-farm growing conditions. Farmers need a quick and effective way of identifying suitable species for their farm.
Although farmer led assessment methods may not produce robust, quantifiable data, they do encourage farmers to actively engage in selecting species mixes adapted to on-farm conditions and to assess species performance with an increased level of detail and scrutiny than might otherwise be used.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:OSCAR, covercrops
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > OSCAR
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:289277
Deposited By: Pearce, Dr Bruce
ID Code:29057
Deposited On:01 Jul 2015 13:59
Last Modified:23 Sep 2015 09:40
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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