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Green manure and cover crops in organic agriculture: general introduction

{Tool} Green manure and cover crops in organic agriculture: general introduction. Issuing Organisation(s): French Research Institute for Organic Farming ITAB. (2012)

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Summary

It is the first of 2 dossiers: a general introduction to the use of green manures and cover crops in arable systems; it summarizes the reasons why cover crops and green manures are important in organic farming, from N-leaching prevention to all other benefits (weed management, organic matter production, pest and diseases management, soil fertility improvement etc. What follows is a real support to farmer in each decision to be taken during the implementation of a cover crop, from which species (or mixture) to choose, how to sow it, when, how and when to terminate it and how better place it in the crop rotation. It is very easy to use as schemes and tables facilitate a practical approach. Some real farm examples help to understand constrains and advantages of several choices.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:How to manage cover crops and how to choose them.
What solution does the tool offer?:Indication of how to choose, how to manage and how to terminate species for cover crops and green manure.
Country:France
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Location:France, with differentiated suggestions depending in region
Theme:Soil quality and fertility, Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, catch crop, cover crop, green manure, nutrient management, soil organic matter
Keywords:arable farming, catch crop, cover plants, green manure, nutrient management, soil organic matter, soil fertility, soil properties
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcatch cropshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29684
Englishcover plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
Englishgreen manureshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3375
Englishnutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
Englishsoil organic matterhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35657
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Subjects: Soil
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
Related Links:http://www.itab.asso.fr
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30572
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:33
Last Modified:08 Jan 2019 12:35
Document Language:English, Dutch/Nederlands, French/Francais
Status:Published

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