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Reduced Tillage: Farmers' Motivations and Problems

{Tool} Reduced Tillage: Farmers' Motivations and Problems. Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. OK-Net Arable Tool Description. (2013)

[thumbnail of Youtube-video] Video (MPEG) - English (Youtube-video)

Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GERlX1lI0BI


The TILMAN-ORG consortium presents the first results of a survey on organic farmers' motivations and problems related to reduced tillage at the 7th Organic Producers Conference in Birmingham, UK.
At the European scale weed control and destroying previous cover crops appeared to be the biggest challenges in practice.
But farmers interviewed at the conference said that weed control is not the main problem in the UK. In fact, under the wet conditions in the UK, organic farmers find destroying grass-ley without using the plough a bigger challenge.
As minimum tillage is in its infancy in the UK, the farmers really appreciated the coordinated research of TILMAN-ORG.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn about reduced tillage by listening to experienced UK farmers.
What problem does the tool address?:Reduced tillage in organic farming
What solution does the tool offer?:Experiences of farmers of different geographic areas
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Soil quality and fertility, Weed management
Keywords:annual weed, arable farming, cropping system, perennial weed, reduced tillage
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate
Related Links:http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/search-for-ok-tools?v=31170, http://www.tilman-org.net/tilman-org-home-news/to-videos.html#c8821
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31170
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 07:34
Last Modified:04 Nov 2020 12:57
Document Language:English

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