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Transfer mulch in organic greenhouse crops (Greenresilient Practice abstract)

{Tool} Transfer mulch in organic greenhouse crops (Greenresilient Practice abstract). Creator(s): Hauenstein, Samuel and Rochat, Armelle. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Greenresilient Practice Abstracts. (2021)

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Summary

This GreenResilient Practice Abstract provides practical recommendations for mulch transfer in organic greenhouse crops. Mulching helps to maintain humus levels and soil structure, enhancing biodiversity and biological activity in the soil. The mulch layer reduces thermal radiation and evaporation, providing homogeneous soil humidity, lowering irrigation needs, preventing salinisation problems and buffering temperature extremes.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:In organic greenhouses, crop rotations are often intense and lack diversity, green fallows are rare, and production relies heavily on external inputs. Consequently, problems such as reduced soil health, nutrient imbalances, and a prevalence of pests and diseases are common.
What solution does the tool offer?:Applying fresh mulch in greenhouses is a sustainable alternative to plastic mulches. Mulch material produced locally or on-farm is applied before planting, repressing weed growth, providing nutrients and boosting soil health.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:soil, soil quality, soil management, weed control, horticulture, greenhouse crops, organic agriculture
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
soil
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7156
English
soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
English
soil management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7176
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
English
horticulture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3671
English
greenhouse crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3377
English
organic agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Greenhouses and coverings
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > GreenResilient
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil > Soil quality
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Vegetables
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39680, https://www.greenresilient.net/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Gernert, Maria
ID Code:39680
Deposited On:05 Apr 2021 17:52
Last Modified:08 Apr 2021 08:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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