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Organic fields of MTT Agrifood Research Finland Partala

{Facility} PARTALA: Organic fields of MTT Agrifood Research Finland Partala. [MTT Partalan luomupellot.] Start 1985. Facility Leader(s): Huhta, Director of Research Station Harri; Nykänen, Senior Scientist Arja and Seuri, Research Scientist Pentti, MTT Agrifood Research Finland.

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Summary

The fields of Partala experimental station have been under organic farming since 1985. Nowadays they are under crop rotation of organic dairy farm consisting of 2 year old clover based leys, pulse crops and vetch based green fodder. The soil type is moraine soil and nutrient status is quite diverse. The annual rainfall is about 650 mm, average temperature 3.5°C, growing season 190 days and effective temperature sum 1250°C. There is also a two hectare spatial field, where lots of chemical, physical and biological parameters as well as quality and quantity of clover based ley have been determined in 105 spots. Some nutrient leaching data has been collected from certain plots, too.


EPrint Type:Research facility description
Type of Facility:Experimental farm
Keywords:organic agriculture, grassland, legumes, soil, environment, nutrients, ecology
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Soil
Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research > Ecological Production
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english/research/environment/ecological.html
Acronym:PARTALA
Location:Finland
Region: South-Savo, Juva commune, 60°N 27°E
Start Date:1 May 1985
Deposited By: Nykänen, Senior Scientist Arja
ID Code:5566
Deposited On:14 Sep 2005
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:27

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