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Direct Sowing of Maize

{Tool} Direct Sowing of Maize. [Mais Direktsaat.] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas; Böhler, Daniel; Dierauer, Hansueli; Hegglin, Django; Böhler, Josef and Breiter, Hanspeter. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. OK-Net Arable video. (2015)

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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxNdCZes60&index=64&list=PL1dOum9RiVPiVw2Acuc7vg9MfPdEtqM1i

Summary

In organic farming, the plough is generally used in maize cultivation because it provides a simple way to control weed.
Unfortunately, regarding soil erosion, compaction and runoff, ploughing is especially harmful in maize cultivation.
Direct sowing of maize could largely solve these problems.
The video presents the technique of direct sowing of maize, for example in a field of rolled field pea.
In the last years, FiBL tests have shown that under optimal conditions, the direct sowing of maize in organic farming is possible without significant yield losses.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Direct sowing of Maize: Better soil, less effort!
What problem does the tool address?:Soil degradation due to ploughing
What solution does the tool offer?:The technique of direct sowing of maize
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Weed management, Crop specific
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, crop species, direct sowing, economy, fertilisation strategy, humus balance, weed management
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, crop species, direct sowing, production economics, fertilization strategy, humus balance, weed management, weed management, cropping systems
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcropshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1972
Englishdirect sowinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25803
Englishproduction economicshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_26808
Englishfertilizationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2863
Englishhumushttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3693
Englishweed controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
Englishcropping systemshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
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=TFxNdCZes60&index=64&list=PL1dOum9RiVPiVw2Acuc7vg9MfPdEtqM1i, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv1leaC83VM, http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/search-for-ok-tools?v=30998, https://www.youtube.com/user/FiBLFilm?feature=mhee, http://www.fibl.org
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:30998
Deposited On:06 Jan 2017 11:46
Last Modified:08 Jan 2019 18:42
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Bulgarian/български, French/Francais, Hungarian/Magyar, Italian/Italiano
Status:Published

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