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Post-harvest sown catch crops – results from two years of organic field trials

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Madsen, H.K.; Bertelsen, I. and Askegaard, M. (2013) Post-harvest sown catch crops – results from two years of organic field trials. 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. 113-114.

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Summary

Post-harvest sown catch crops should be sown as early as possible in order to obtain maximum biomass and nutrient uptake in the harvested crop, as biomass production decreased by 2-3.5 percent per day, when time of sowing was postponed throughout August. Furthermore, the winter hardy species included in these experiments had a tendency to yield less than the non-winter hardy catch crops. These experiments imply that early sown catch crops may become a biomass supplement for organic biogas production, provided sufficient yields are obtained and costs for harvest, transportation and storage are adequately low.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishCatch cropshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29684
EnglishField experimentationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33990
EnglishNutrient uptakehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5273
EnglishBiogashttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9262
EnglishLeachinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15591
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Crop husbandry > Post harvest management and techniques
Research affiliation: Denmark > Organic RDD 1 > HighCrop
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24554
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 20:05
Last Modified:07 May 2014 08:44
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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