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Green manure and cover crops in organic agriculture: guide to the choice of the species

{Tool} Green manure and cover crops in organic agriculture: guide to the choice of the species. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. (2012)

PDF - French/Francais
Image (PNG) - Cover Image - English
PDF - English
PDF - Italian/Italiano (Colture di copertura in agricoltura biologica: Caratteristiche delle specie)

Online at: http://www.itab.asso.fr/downloads/Fiches-techniques_culture/fiches-expeces-engraisverts-vsept2013-web.pdf


It is the second of 2 dossiers: a detailed description of each species that can be used, to guide farmers choice.
It is a practical but detail description of each species to be used as green maniure, with assessment of all aspects (economic included) of demands and outputs of the crop. It is well illustrated and the synthesis is very efficient. Ready for use and easy.

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.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
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 quality
Agrovoc keywords:
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 qualityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
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, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30573
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30573
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:32
Last Modified:24 Nov 2020 08:48
Document Language:English, French/Francais, Italian/Italiano

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