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Perennial weed control in organic agriculture

{Tool} Perennial weed control in organic agriculture. [Regulierung von Wurzelunkräutern bei der Stoppelbearbeitung mit Schälpflug oder Grubber.] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas and Dierauer, Hansueli. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). OK-Net Arable video. (2016)

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[img] Video (MPEG) - German/Deutsch (Youtube-video)
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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5y_1Qoi11w

Summary

In organic farming, reduced tillage is more demanding than in a system using herbicides. The less the soil is treated, the greater the risk of volunteering plants is; additionally, there are problems with grasses and perennial weeds. Stubble cultivation in summer is the only way to effectively regulate thistles, wild rye, bindweeds and dock plants.
The prerequisite for success is to use the existing technology properly and to set up the tools correctly and use them at the appropriate time. At a machinery demonstration on the organic farm Neuhof in Birr, Switzerland, cultivators and skim ploughs were presented for stubble cultivation.
If the focus was on the controlling of perennial weeds, the flat cultivator scored the best results. Fully undercutting and exposing the roots is possible in one go even with skim ploughs. However, finding the correct settings seems to be more difficult.
With statements by Hansueli Dierauer, FiBL consultant, André Meier, organic farmer and Django Hegglin, organic farmer.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Get rid of your perennial weeds!
What problem does the tool address?:If you perform reduced tillage, weeds spread more easily.
What solution does the tool offer?:Suitable machinery and techniques to control persistent perennial weeds.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Weed management
Keywords:annual weed, arable farming, perennial weed, weed management
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Communication
European Union > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5y_1Qoi11w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ2stgCbPOI&list=PL1dOum9RiVPj9ol0R8lupH8056fWpG907&index=24, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsK6U8c5Jso, http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/search-for-ok-tools?v=30992, https://www.youtube.com/user/FiBLFilm?feature=mhee, http://www.fibl.org
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:30992
Deposited On:06 Jan 2017 14:26
Last Modified:10 Mar 2017 07:51
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, French/Francais
Status:Published

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