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Winter cover crops decrease weediness in organic cropping systems

Madsen, Helena; Talgre, Liina; Eremeev, Vyacheslav; Alaru, Maarika; Maeorg, Erkki and Luik, Anne (2017) Winter cover crops decrease weediness in organic cropping systems. In: Aakkula, Jyrki; Hakala, Kaija; Huhta, Harri; Iivonen, Sari; Jurvanen, Ulla; Kreismane, Dzidra; Land, Anita; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Malingen, Matti; Mikkola, Minna; Nordlund-Othen, Janne; Nuutila, Jaakko; Peetsmann, Elen; Piskonen, Sirpa; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus; Tahvonen, Raija; Taskinen, Sirpa; Ullvén, Karin; Wibe, Atle and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) NJF Seminar 495 - 4th organic Conference: Organics for tomorrow's food systems, 19 - 21 June 2017, Mikkeli, Finland, 13 (1), NJF Report, pp. 35-37.

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By inserting cover crops into organic cropping systems, the number and biomass of weeds decreased. Winter cover crops clearly have a suppressive effect on weeds by providing competition for light, water and space.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishcover cropsUNSPECIFIED
Englishwinter ryeUNSPECIFIED
Englishorganic systemsUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Crop husbandry
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Estonia > Estonian University of Life Sciences
European Union > CORE Organic Plus > FertilCrop
International Conferences > 2017: NJF Seminar 495 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems > 1. Tuning up sustainable organic production
Deposited By: Madsen, Helena
ID Code:31254
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:16
Last Modified:04 Jan 2018 00:34
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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