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Soil treatments and rootstocks for organic apple production

Lindhard Pedersen, Hanne and Pedersen, Birgitte (2004) Soil treatments and rootstocks for organic apple production. DARCOFenews, April 2004 (1), pp. 1-3.

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The apple variety 'Retina' is recommended for organic production in Denmark. Yet, there is no knowledge regarding the optimal rootstock for this variety. Better knowledge is also needed on production techniques, such as weed control, where different machinery for mechanical weeding is available.
Therefore, we tested the combined effect of different rootstocks and weeding techniques including soil covering with straw. As organic growers discus the necessity of weed cleaning at all, the natural vegetation was used as control treatment in the trials.

EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:Rootstocks, apple, soil treatments,
Subjects: Soil
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 2 (ORGAPP) Sustainable production systems for apples
Deposited By: Fjord, Miss Camilla
ID Code:10126
Deposited On:07 Dec 2006
Last Modified:25 Feb 2022 11:57
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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