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Bi-cropping fodder maize in an existing (grass)clover sward

Prins, U.; Eekeren, N. van and Oomen, G.J.M. (2006) Bi-cropping fodder maize in an existing (grass)clover sward. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

Organic cultivation of fodder maize is still considered to be difficult. Weed pressure, soil structure degradation during harvest and low nutrient efficiency are some of the common problems. Directly sowing maize in a (grass)clover sward using special-ized drilling machines can solve these problems. In a bi-cropping experiment under organic conditions we found similar yields as the reference treatment (ploughing) when the maize was sown in a clover sward, the roots of the remaining sward were cut one week after sowing and an additional fertiliser was applied.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 4: Crop systems and soils
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
Deposited By: Prins, Ir Udo
ID Code:7296
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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