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Direct Sowing of Maize

{Tool} Direct Sowing of Maize. [Mais Direktsaat.] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas; Böhler, Daniel; Dierauer, Hansueli; Hegglin, Django; Böhler, Josef and Breiter, Hanspeter. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. OK-Net Arable video. (2015)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxNdCZes60&index=64&list=PL1dOum9RiVPiVw2Acuc7vg9MfPdEtqM1i


Summary

In organic farming, the plough is generally used in maize cultivation because it provides a simple way to control weed.
Unfortunately, regarding soil erosion, compaction and runoff, ploughing is especially harmful in maize cultivation.
Direct sowing of maize could largely solve these problems.
The video presents the technique of direct sowing of maize, for example in a field of rolled field pea.
In the last years, FiBL tests have shown that under optimal conditions, the direct sowing of maize in organic farming is possible without significant yield losses.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Direct sowing of Maize: Better soil, less effort!
What problem does the tool address?:Soil degradation due to ploughing
What solution does the tool offer?:The technique of direct sowing of maize
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Weed management, Crop specific
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, crop species, direct sowing, economy, fertilisation strategy, humus balance, weed management
Keywords:arable crops, arable farming, crop species, direct sowing, agricultural economics, fertilizers, humus balance, weed management, weed management, cropping systems
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1972
English
direct sowing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25803
English
agricultural economics
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8672
English
fertilizers
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2867
English
humus
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3693
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
English
cropping systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Communication
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFxNdCZes60&index=64&list=PL1dOum9RiVPiVw2Acuc7vg9MfPdEtqM1i, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv1leaC83VM, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30998, https://www.youtube.com/user/FiBLFilm?feature=mhee, http://www.fibl.org
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:30998
Deposited On:06 Jan 2017 11:46
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 09:19
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Bulgarian/български, French/Francais, Hungarian/Magyar, Italian/Italiano
Status:Published

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