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{Tool} Mechanical weeding in arable crops. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. (2012)

PDF - French/Francais
Image (PNG) - Cover Image - English
PDF - English

Online at: http://www.itab.asso.fr/downloads/desherb-meca/dm-brochure_culture-web.pdf


The guidelines are a comprehensive and practical review of the techniques an organic farmer can use in order to manage weeds in arable systems.
The first part deals with the preventive measures that are valid for all crops and in any condition and offers examples of crop rotations, guidance in decision making, description of machinery available (very up-to-date and with precise description of pros and cons of specific pieces of the machinery) and other practical hints. It reports energy consumption, advantages of different choices depending on soil type and weather conditions etc.
The second part gathers practical experiences of the implementation and applications, analysing its success and failure factors. Additionally, economic and environmental data per each farm case are available. The approach and the structure allows to assess the potentials to transfer the experiences in other farms, environments and farming systems. Very good pictures and tables allow to identify rapidly the topic of interest.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Choose the right mechanical weeding technique for each of your crop
What problem does the tool address?:How to manage weeds in organic arable farming systems
What solution does the tool offer?:Agronomic and mechanical tools to control weeds on a crop per crop and system per system basis
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Weed management
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, mechanical weed control, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, mechanical weed control, weed management, weed control
Agrovoc keywords:
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcrop rotationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
Englishmechanical weed controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24200
Englishweed controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
Related Links:http://www.itab.asso.fr, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30571
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30571
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:33
Last Modified:27 Apr 2020 11:40
Document Language:English, French/Francais

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