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Living mulch in vegetables

{Tool} Living mulch in vegetables. Creator(s): Canali, Stefano. Issuing Organisation(s): AIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica. (2015)

[thumbnail of Youtube-video] Video (MPEG) - English (Youtube-video)
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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tonDD6PcUZc


Summary

The video shows the findings of an INTERVEG project on the cultivation of vegetables in association with a living mulch (the living mulch is a cover crop intercropped with a cash crop).
Pest control, weed and nutrient management have been compared for sole crops and for cash crops grown into a living mulch.
Living mulch is a practice that has shown positive impact on all the factors under study. Some cash crops/living mulch combination work better than others, but in all cases farmers report that very useful insights have been obtained.
As an advanced technique, it addresses more to experienced organic farmers, but when applied to small scale can be used also by newcomers.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Enhance weed and pest control increasing crop diversity
What problem does the tool address?:Pest and weed control in vegetables.
What solution does the tool offer?:AIA
Country:Italy
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Pest and disease control, Weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover crop, pest control, vegetable, weed management
Keywords:arable farming, cover plants, pest control, vegetable crops, weed management, plant disease control
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
pest control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
English
vegetable crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8165
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
English
plant disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5960
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable > Selected tools
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Italy > AIAB
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/32584, https://orgprints.org/32584/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Krabsen, Janne
ID Code:32584
Deposited On:23 Mar 2018 11:17
Last Modified:22 Mar 2021 10:03
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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