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Living mulch in vegetables

{Tool} Living mulch in vegetables. Creator(s): Canali, Stefano. Issuing Organisation(s): Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica AIAB. (2015)

[img] Video (MPEG) - English (Youtube-video)
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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tonDD6PcUZc

Summary

The video shows the findings of an INTERVEG project on the cultivation of vegetables in association with a living mulch (the living mulch is a cover crop intercropped with a cash crop).
Pest control, weed and nutrient management have been compared for sole crops and for cash crops grown into a living mulch.
Living mulch is a practice that has shown positive impact on all the factors under study. Some cash crops/living mulch combination work better than others, but in all cases farmers report that very useful insights have been obtained.
As an advanced technique, it addresses more to experienced organic farmers, but when applied to small scale can be used also by newcomers.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Enhance weed and pest control increasing crop diversity
What problem does the tool address?:Pest and weed control in vegetables.
What solution does the tool offer?:AIA
Country:Italy
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Pest and disease control, Weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, pest control, vegetable, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, pest control, vegetable, weed management
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcover plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
Englishpest controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
Englishvegetableshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8174
Englishweed controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
Englishdisease controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2327
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Italy > AIAB
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Krabsen, Janne
ID Code:32584
Deposited On:23 Mar 2018 11:17
Last Modified:23 Jan 2019 11:41
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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