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Cover Crop (Rye) and No-Till System in Wisconsin

{Tool} Cover Crop (Rye) and No-Till System in Wisconsin. Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2014)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhPrO3OpAd0


Summary

Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin, describes an organic no-till production technique using rye as cover crop to suppress weeds in the following production season. Using a roller-crimper, the overwintering rye is terminated at the time of cash crop planting, leaving a thick mat of plant residue on the soil surface.
Soybeans are sown directly into the cover crop residue, allowing the cash crop to emerge through the terminated cover crop while suppressing weeds throughout the season.
While this system works well for soybeans, further research for corn is needed.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Cultivate soy with a minimum of fuss!
What problem does the tool address?:No tillage in organic farming
What solution does the tool offer?:Instruction on mechanical and agronomic weed control
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Soil quality and fertility, Weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, crop cultivation, crop management, mechanical weed control, reduced tillage, soil cultivation, soil fertility, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, crop production, crop cultivation, crop management, mechanical weed control, reduced tillage, minimum tillage, tillage, soil cultivation, soil fertility, weed management, weed control, soil quality
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 production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5976
English
crop management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16094
English
mechanical weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24200
English
minimum tillage
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_32734
English
tillage
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7771
English
soil fertility
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
English
soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Soil
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31158, http://www.tilman-org.net/tilman-org-home-news/to-videos.html#c8821
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31158
Deposited On:07 Feb 2017 08:02
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 09:09
Document Language:English, Bulgarian/български, Hungarian/Magyar, Italian/Italiano
Status:Published

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