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Muuruvesi college and organic farm

{Facility} Muuruvesi college and organic farm. [Muuruveden opisto ja koulutila.] Facility Leader(s): Taskinen, Arja, Savo Vocational College.

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Summary

Muuruvesi Organic Farm (owned by the Savo Vocational College) is situated in Eastern Fin-land (63° N 28° E). The fields of Muuruvesi farm have been under organic farming partly since 1988 and the whole farm since 1995. The arable area is 145 hectares and the soil type is mainly silt, containing 3-6 % organic matter. The crop rotation consists of silage, pasture, hay, oats, barley and peas. The farm has had organic milk production since 1998. There are 60 cows and average milk yield is 9,500 kg/year. A new cowshed was built in 2001 and now it is possible to make feeding experiments with cows in 2-3 groups.
There is also 3,000 m² of greenhouse are in the organic production of tomatoes and cucumber and some pepper, honeydew melon and aubergine.


EPrint Type:Research facility description
Type of Facility:Animal research facility
Other Type:Organic farm, animal research facility, greenhouse
Keywords:cow shed, greenhouse, organic fields
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Crop husbandry > Greenhouses and coverings
Research affiliation: Finland > Other organizations
Location:Muuruvesi, Eastern Finland (63° N 28° E)
Deposited By: Nykänen, Senior Scientist Arja
ID Code:8511
Deposited On:12 May 2006
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:32

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