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SEMINBIO®: Innovative seeder for weed control in cereals

{Tool} SEMINBIO®: Innovative seeder for weed control in cereals. Creator(s): Ponzio, Carlo; Saia, Sergio and Torriani, Francesco. Issuing Organisation(s): CON MARCHE BIO, CREA. OK-Net Arable Practice abstract, no. 022. (2018)

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Summary

Trials with the SEMINBIO® seeder in southern and central Italy showed that the seeder’s sowing layout increased wheat yield, irrespective of the weed presence, and decreased weed development, if weeds were present, compared to ordinary seeders.
Practical recommendation
- The SEMINBIO® seeder is still at a prototype stage, but it will soon be commercially manufactured.
- The SEMINBIO® seeder can be combined with the harrow weeder or any other weeding strategy to obtain an augmented weed control effect.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Weed competition is a crucial aspect in organic farming systems, especially for predominantly annual crops such as cereals and legumes. Sowing density and the spatial arrangement of plants play a crucial role in weed control.
What solution does the tool offer?:The seeder prototype SEMINBIO®, which was tested on durum wheat, optimises seed distribution in the three axes of space. This ensures a fast soil cover by the crop, a rapid and improved uptake of nutrients, and enhanced competitive ability against weeds.
Country:Italy
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Theme:Weed management
Keywords:cereal crop, weed management
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > OK-Net Arable
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
Italy > CREA
Italy > Other organizations
FP7 Grant Agreement Number:652654
Related Links:http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/search-for-ok-tools?v=32604
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:32604
Deposited On:01 Feb 2018 13:14
Last Modified:01 Feb 2018 13:14
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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