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Growing cover crops in organic arable crop rotations: best practices from Denmark

{Tool} Growing cover crops in organic arable crop rotations: best practices from Denmark. [Efterafgrøder.] Creator(s): Askegaard, Margrethe. Issuing Organisation(s): SEGES. (2016)

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Document available online at: https://www.landbrugsinfo.dk/Oekologi/Planteavl/Filer/efterafgroeder_fakta.pdf


Summary

This tool is about growing cover crops in the best way in an organic arable crop rotation. Thus, the tool is for organic farmers and their advisors who want a successful implementation of and increased knowledge on growing cover crops – regardless of experience.
Cover crops can if used properly have tremendous effect on soil quality, nutrient leaching/losses, weed pressure, and soil erosion – common challenges in arable farming.
The tool helps to identify when to grow cover crops and where to position them in the rotation. Furthermore, it suggests cover crop species suitable for different soil types, degree of crop competition, existing N-pool in the field and how much seed is needed pr. ha.
Structured as a factsheet, the tool provides examples/statements on where different cover crops fit in the rotation and why it should be considered. Example: it is important to grow cover crops both 1st and 2nd year after ploughing a field of clover-grass to avoid nitrogen losses.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Knowledge on effect and successful implementation of growing cover crops
What problem does the tool address?:Reduced soil quality, soil erosion, nutrient losses/leaching, weed pressure.
What solution does the tool offer?:Growing cover crops the right way, right timing, right position in the rotation.
Country:Denmark
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:arable farming, catch crop, cover crop, crop management, crop rotation, education tool, information tool, management measures, nutrient management, soil fertility
Keywords:arable farming, catch plants, cover crop, crop management, crop rotation, education tool, information tool, management measures, nutrient management, soil fertility, soil quality
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
catch crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29684
English
cover plants
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
English
crop management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16094
English
crop rotation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
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
English
soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Soil
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Denmark > SEGES
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31133, https://orgprints.org/31051/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31133
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 13:40
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 09:44
Document Language:Danish/Dansk
Status:Published

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