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ROTOR: organic crop rotation planner

{Tool} ROTOR: organic crop rotation planner. Issuing Organisation(s): ZALF - Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research. (2007)

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Summary

ROTOR is a long-term planning tool at field level of organic crop rotations for farmers and advisors. The tool assists in the rotation planning for food and fodder provision, and considers furthermore weed management, phytosanitary restrictions in the rotation, helping to maximise N-fixation by legumes and to avoid N-losses by leaching. The newest version includes new crops such as soybean and new management options.
ROTOR operates with two interfaces for data entry form and report of results. Basic and advanced data entry is possible. For a basic query site characteristics, the selection of crop sequences and organic fertilizers is needed. The query can be refined through the modification of advanced settings concerning, yield, manure type, soil condition, legume proportion, cover crops, cultivation breaks, weed control and other.
Results can be used to compare between different crop rotation options aiming at ensuring provisioning, N supply, pest, disease and weed control.
A tool manual explains briefly how to use the planning tool and how to interpret the results.
To go to ROTOR choose „Software for organic agriculture" from the „Software-Downloads“. You will find ROTOR in the drop-down list.
Restricted access: Password needed to open the tool, ask Johann Bachinger: jbachinger@zalf.de


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Optimize your crop rotations to keep nutrients and weeds under control!
What problem does the tool address?:Insufficient N-supply, decrease of humus, weeds through mismanagement of the crop
What solution does the tool offer?:Long-term planning at field level to enhance nutrient supply and regulate weeds and diseases
Country:Germany
Type of Practice Tool:Calculation tools
Theme:Nutrient management, Pest and disease control, Weed management
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, diagnostic tool, disease control, nitrogen fixation, nutrient management, pest control, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, crop rotation, plant disease control, measuring instruments, monitoring and evaluation, nitrogen fixation, nutrient management, pest control, weed management, weed control
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
crop rotation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
English
monitoring and evaluation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_bea12d1e
English
measuring instruments
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12457
English
plant disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5960
English
nitrogen fixation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5196
English
nutrient management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
English
pest control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:http://www.zalf.de, http://beras.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/new-farming-guidelines.pdf, http://www.zalf.de/de/forschung_lehre/software_downloads/Documents/oekolandbau/rotor/Handbuch_ROTOR.pdf, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30580
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30580
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:30
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 08:51
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Additional Publishing Information:on the website, go to "Software for Organic Agriculture" to find the tool.
Restricted access: Password needed to open the tool, ask Johann Bachinger: jbachinger@zalf.de

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