Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian (2004) Om at vende chikanegræsset til egen fordel. [How to turn legally required catch crops to your own advantage.] Agrologisk, November 2004, pp. 8-10.
Danish environmental regulations require farmers to grow catch crops on their fields. Many farmers have been hostile to this, and seen it only as an extra cost and extra work. The paper deals with the advantages farmers can get from growing catch crops, and how they grow them in the best way. Species choice, rooting depth, winter hardiness, establishment methods are discussed as parameters to use for optimization of the result. It is argued that in many cases growing catch crops is not only to the advantage of the environment, but may also be of advantage to the farmers.
|EPrint Type:||Newspaper or magazine article|
|Subjects:|| Soil > Nutrient turnover|
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
|Research affiliation:||Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I.10 (VegCatch) Organic vegetable cultivation methods and use of catch crops|
|Deposited By:||Thorup-Kristensen, Professor Kristian|
|Deposited On:||05 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
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