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Cut fallow to replace black fallow in an organic production system

Bergkvist, Göran; Mangerud, Kjell; Magnuski, Ewa and Brandsæter, Lars Olav (2015) Cut fallow to replace black fallow in an organic production system. In: Gritty, Emmanuel and Wéry, Jacques (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium for farming Systems Design, European Society of Agronomy and Agropolis International, pp. 49-50.

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Couch grass (Elymus repens) has large impact on yield and management strategies in temperate areas of the world. The control is to a large extent based on repeated soil cultivations in organic farming. Our aim was to investigate methods to improve the competitive effect of white clover by management. The hypothesis was that cutting (fragmentation) of the rhizomes by making slits in the soil by a spade (spading) would increase the number of couch grass shoots, thus improve the effect of repeated mowing. We conclude that Cross cutting to 10 cm could reduce the amount of rhizomes, but that the effect is variable. We also conclude that the cross cutting do not improve the effect of mowing. Cross cutting reduce the amounts of couch grass shoots.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:couch grass, mechanical weed control, competition, OSCAR
Agrovoc keywords:
Mechanical weed control
Plant competition
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > OSCAR
Norway > Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agriculture and Environmental Research > Bioforsk Plant Health and Protection Division
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > Department of Crop Production Ecology
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:289277
Related Links:http://web3.wzw.tum.de/oscar/index.php?id=2
Deposited By: Bergkvist, Dr Göran
ID Code:29406
Deposited On:28 Oct 2015 08:50
Last Modified:29 Oct 2015 11:37
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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