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Cover crop and living mulch toolbox

{Tool} Cover crop and living mulch toolbox. Issuing Organisation(s): Technical University of Munich TUM, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Chair of Plant Nutrition. OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2014)

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Summary

The toolbox aims at making scientific literature and technical information on cover crops and living mulches widely available. It furthermore promotes the current knowledge and impact of innovative subsidiary cropping systems and potential solutions to ecological problems.
The tool takes the user, being a new or experienced farmer, through a series of questions, helping determine the crop's requirements in relation to geographical region, soil, crop characteristics and use. This will generate a set of plant profiles that fall within the specifications and allow a comparison of the properties of different species. It identifies suitable cover crop and living mulch species and varieties, appropriate species mixtures, provides information on appropriate machinery, on best current practical advice about management issues and includes economic considerations of subsidiary crop based systems for individual farms.
The resulting species list contains all species in the database ordered by their relevance to the users’ requirements; i.e. the most relevant species will appear on the top, the least relevant at the end of the list.
The data has been collated from published literature, existing databases, and from the OSCAR database.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Discover suitable cover crop and mulch species for your farm characteristics
What problem does the tool address?:Nutrient deficiencies, soil degradation
What solution does the tool offer?:Promotion of innovative cropping systems throughout Europe by using cover crops and living mulches
Country:Germany
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, crop management, cropping system, education tool, information tool, management measures, nutrient management, soil fertility
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, crop management, cropping system, education tool, information technology, digital technology, management measures, nutrient management, soil fertility
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
cover plants
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
English
crop management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16094
English
cropping systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
English
digital technology
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4b2d7f85
English
information technology
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36660
English
nutrient management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
English
soil fertility
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Germany > University of Munich - TUM
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
European Union > OSCAR
Related Links:https://web5.wzw.tum.de, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30563
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30563
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 13:32
Last Modified:24 Nov 2020 13:50
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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