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Cover Crop (Rye) and No-Till System in Wisconsin

{Tool} Cover Crop (Rye) and No-Till System in Wisconsin. Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2014)

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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhPrO3OpAd0


Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin, describes an organic no-till production technique using rye as cover crop to suppress weeds in the following production season. Using a roller-crimper, the overwintering rye is terminated at the time of cash crop planting, leaving a thick mat of plant residue on the soil surface.
Soybeans are sown directly into the cover crop residue, allowing the cash crop to emerge through the terminated cover crop while suppressing weeds throughout the season.
While this system works well for soybeans, further research for corn is needed.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Cultivate soy with a minimum of fuss!
What problem does the tool address?:No tillage in organic farming
What solution does the tool offer?:Instruction on mechanical and agronomic weed control
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, crop cultivation, crop management, mechanical weed control, reduced tillage, soil cultivation, soil fertility, weed management
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
European Union > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/search-for-ok-tools?v=31158, http://www.tilman-org.net/tilman-org-home-news/to-videos.html#c8821
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31158
Deposited On:07 Feb 2017 08:02
Last Modified:29 May 2018 13:01
Document Language:English, Bulgarian, Hungarian/Magyar, Italian/Italiano

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