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Organic Cover Cropping and Intercropping

{Tool} Organic Cover Cropping and Intercropping. Creator(s): Bary, Andy. Issuing Organisation(s): Washington State University - Puyallup. (2011)

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Summary

This webinar is about Cover crops. They are an integral part of all organic cropping systems since they provide the foundation for organic nutrient management, pest control, weed suppression, and improving soil health. Andy Bary, Washington State University – Puyallup, explains the different classes of cover crops and the benefits each class provides. He also introduces the concept of “inter-seeding relay planting” or the growing of one crop planted between the rows of an existing crop, e.g. hairy vetch planted into corn. He discusses seeding techniques, species selection, and management strategies to ensure success. Weed suppression using summer cover crops is also discussed. The webinar is targeted both to newcomers and experienced organic farmers.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Intercropping cover crops into cash crops
What problem does the tool address?:Weed and fertility management in organic systems.
What solution does the tool offer?:Field examples to incorporate winter and summer cover crops into the crop rotation.
Country:United States of America
Type of Practice Tool:Web
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, intercropping, soil quality
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, intercropping, soil quality, soil fertility, soil properties
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcover plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishintercroppinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3910
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Soil
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Sumption, Mr PD
ID Code:32593
Deposited On:20 Mar 2018 11:20
Last Modified:08 Jan 2019 19:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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