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Hairy Vetch – an Excellent Green Manure for Dry Conditions

{Tool} Hairy Vetch – an Excellent Green Manure for Dry Conditions. [Veccia vellutata: un’ottima coltura da sovescio per i sistemi colturali mediterranei.] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2014)

[img] Video (MPEG) - English (Youtube-video)
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[img] Video (MPEG) - Italian/Italiano (Youtube-video)
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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUCoC0X8wJIEkpNkxYPYHEAQ&v=Tu6-Q9jNSEE

Summary

Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) produces a large amount of biomass even under dry conditions and is therefore an ideal green manure for Mediterranean cropping systems. However, the incorporation of this green manure into the soil is challenging.
This video presents three different machines – disk harrow, stone burier, and crimper roller – for the termination of hairy vetch. These machines have different degrees of conservation of soil fertility and the main pros and cons are discussed.
This video documents one of the field days within the TILMAN-ORG project (CORE Organic II) organized by the Italian research team CIRAA (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche Agro-Ambientali and Scuola Sant’Anna Pisa, Italy).


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Grow hairy vetch in dry regions and incorporate it with adequate machines!
What problem does the tool address?:The termination of a lush, thick green manure can be challenging.
What solution does the tool offer?:It presents machines that are able to do it and discusses their ability for this work.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, crop cultivation, crop management, green manure, mechanical weed control, reduced tillage
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Soil
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
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=31168, https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUCoC0X8wJIEkpNkxYPYHEAQ&v=HbQF3uU31Po, 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:31168
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 06:46
Last Modified:07 Sep 2017 09:50
Document Language:English, Italian/Italiano
Status:Published

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