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Organic clover seed production: Does intercropping with plant species with at strong scent distract the clover seed weevil and increase seed yield?

Hansen, Lars Monrad and Boelt, Birte (2004) Organic clover seed production: Does intercropping with plant species with at strong scent distract the clover seed weevil and increase seed yield? In: Lammerts van Bueren, Edith; Ranganathan, Radha and Sorensen, Neil (Eds.) Proceedings of the First World Conference on Organic Seed: Challenges and Opportunities for Organic Agriculture and the Seed Industry, p. 180.

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Summary

A field experiment was conducted in 1999-2001 in order to test if intercropping with other plant species with at strong scent would be able to distract clover seed weevils away from the clover seed field. Intercropping with chives, caraway, oregano or thyme did not have any effect on the number of clover seed weevils registered and white clover seed yield was not affected by any of the treatments. It is concluded, that a well-established white clover seed crop is very competitive against other plant species.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I.11 (CLOGS) Cultivation of organic clover and grass seed
Deposited By: Boelt, Head of Research Unit Birte
ID Code:3050
Deposited On:20 Jul 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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