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{Tool} Cover crop and living mulch toolbox. Issuing Organisation(s): Technical University of Munich TUM, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Chair of Plant Nutrition. OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2014)

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Online at: https://web5.wzw.tum.de/oscar/toolbox/database/intro.html


The toolbox aims at making scientific literature and technical information on cover crops and living mulches widely available. It furthermore promotes the current knowledge and impact of innovative subsidiary cropping systems and potential solutions to ecological problems.
The tool takes the user, being a new or experienced farmer, through a series of questions, helping determine the crop's requirements in relation to geographical region, soil, crop characteristics and use. This will generate a set of plant profiles that fall within the specifications and allow a comparison of the properties of different species. It identifies suitable cover crop and living mulch species and varieties, appropriate species mixtures, provides information on appropriate machinery, on best current practical advice about management issues and includes economic considerations of subsidiary crop based systems for individual farms.
The resulting species list contains all species in the database ordered by their relevance to the users’ requirements; i.e. the most relevant species will appear on the top, the least relevant at the end of the list.
The data has been collated from published literature, existing databases, and from the OSCAR database.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Discover suitable cover crop and mulch species for your farm characteristics
What problem does the tool address?:Nutrient deficiencies, soil degradation
What solution does the tool offer?:Promotion of innovative cropping systems throughout Europe by using cover crops and living mulches
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, crop management, cropping system, education tool, information tool, management measures, nutrient management, soil fertility
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, crop management, cropping system, education tool, teaching methods, information technology, information tool, management measures, nutrient management, soil fertility
Agrovoc keywords:
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcover plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
Englishcrop managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16094
Englishcropping systemshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
Englishteaching methodshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7640
Englishinformation technologyhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36660
Englishnutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Germany > University of Munich - TUM
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
European Union > OSCAR
Related Links:https://web5.wzw.tum.de
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30563
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 13:32
Last Modified:07 Dec 2019 15:34
Document Language:English

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