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Management of forb species mixtures for high biomass production

Mortensen, T.; Eriksen, J. and Søegaard, K. (2013) Management of forb species mixtures for high biomass production. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 115-116.

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Including forb species in grassland mixtures may secure a more biodiversity-friendly production of biomass. This experiment showed interesting future perspectives in terms of production of low-cost biomass for e.g. biogas production, which can be obtained by reducing the number of cuttings without compromising yield levels. No significant differences in dry matter (DM) yields of chicory, birdsfoot trefoil, yarrow and a 13 species mixture were observed between the situations with four compared to one autumn cut per year. Especially the 13 species mixture showed great potential in terms of yield and suppression of unsown species, for which reasons it should be developed further through knowledge on the species in pure stands.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishHerbaceous plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27977
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > EcoServe
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24553
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 21:49
Last Modified:14 Nov 2013 12:00
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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