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The Gallecs trial, a mid-term experiment on reduced tillage, fertilisation and green manure in Mediterranean dryland arable cropping systems

Sans Serra, Xavier F; Baldivieso-Freitas, P.; Blanco-Moreno, J.M.; Pérez-Ferrer, A.; Armengot, L.; Chamorro, L. and Romanyà, J. (2019) The Gallecs trial, a mid-term experiment on reduced tillage, fertilisation and green manure in Mediterranean dryland arable cropping systems. In: Agroscope, FiBL, ETH (Eds.) Program and abstract book. Comparing organic and conventional agricultural cropping systems - What can be learned from the DOK and other long-term trials? Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, October 6-10, 2019, p. 81.

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Conservation agriculture and organic farming are two alternative strategies aimed at improving soil fertility in arable cropping systems through reducing tillage intensity, maintaining year-round soil cover and increasing nutrient recycling, using farmyard and green manures. However, the reduction of tillage intensity can increase weed infestation and decrease nutrient availability. The mid-term "Gallecs" trial (Catalonia) was established in autumn 2011 at Gallecs, a periurban agricultural area near Barcelona. The effects of tillage (mouldboard versus chisel ploughing), fertilisation by farmyard manure (without versus with) and green manure (without versus with) on soil fertility indicators, weed abundance and grain crop yields were studied in a 4-years cereal-legume rotation for human consumption under organic farming conditions in the Mediterranean region (Catalonia, Spain).


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Internatioanl Cooperation, SOC, reduced tillage, fertilisation, green manure, mediterranean dryland
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org.live.fibl.info/en/locations/switzerland/work-areas-switzerland/development/working-themes/tropical-agriculture-agroforestry.html
Deposited By: Armengot, Dr Laura
ID Code:36899
Deposited On:04 Dec 2019 14:12
Last Modified:04 Dec 2019 14:12
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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