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Wheat baking quality: The effect of catch crop strategies and species

Pedersen, Lene; Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian and Loges, Ralf (2006) Wheat baking quality: The effect of catch crop strategies and species. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Abstract - In organic farming winter wheat is typically grown after good pre-crops, as it pays well for this in terms of yield and quality. However, winter wheat develops slowly during the autumn, and much nitrate may be lost by leaching before spring. System with catch crops followed by spring wheat, or maybe catch crops intercropped with winter wheat could improve the utilization of the pre-crop effects in wheat crop-ping. In this experiment we studied wheat and catch crop root growth, crop and soil N dynamics, and ef-fects on yield and baking quality in wheat cropping systems with catch crops. The results showed that the combination of catch crops and spring wheat increased the yield and decreased the gluten content, but the bread volume was unaffected by the decrease in gluten Intercropping systems with catch crops and winter wheat showed some promising results, but they are also very difficult to manage. The gluten content of winter wheat with intercropping de-creased, however, as for spring wheat the bread vol-ume was relatively higher for intercropping.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 4: Crop systems and soils
Deposited By: Pedersen, Scientist Lene
ID Code:7575
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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