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Wheat-lentil in South-West France (ReMIX Practice abstract)

{Tool} Wheat-lentil in South-West France (ReMIX Practice abstract). Creator(s): Bedoussac, Laurent and Daniau, Mathilde. Issuing Organisation(s): INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Terrena - La nouvelle agriculture, IFOAM EU. ReMIX Practice abstracts, no. 8. (2020)

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Summary

Outcome
- Reduced lodging of the lentil crop
- Improved mechanical harvest efficiency
- Higher wheat protein content
- Wheat suppresses weeds for a better control
Practical recommendations
- Sow lentils at the recommended density (300 gr/m2)
- Sow wheat at a low density (50 plants/m2)
- Do not grow this mixture in conditions with high nitrogen availability, and do not fertilise
- Choose a wheat cultivar with a similar maturity date to lentils
Practical testing/ Farmers’ experiences
Lentil-wheat is developed in South-Western France but quite new in Western France. Supported by TERRENA, this crop mixture was first tested on three satellite farms. Results were positive, with a significant reduction of weeds and lodging.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Intercropping with wheat reduces lentil lodging and improve its yield.
What problem does the tool address?:Lentil, an important crop known for its nutritional values and taste, is sensitive to lodging, bruchid beetles and weeds. This leads to low and uncertain yields.
What solution does the tool offer?:The addition of wheat to a lentil crop is a real benefit for farmers as it can increase and stabilize its yield when facing abiotic and biotic stresses.
Country:Belgium
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:cropping systems, diversification, arable farming, low input agriculture, intercropping, cereal crops, legumes
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
cropping systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
English
diversification
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2344
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
low input agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34370
English
intercropping
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3910
English
cereal crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25512
English
legumes
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4255
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Remix
France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
France > Other organizations
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727217
Related Links:https://www.remix-intercrops.eu/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39732, https://www.inrae.fr/en, https://www.terrena.fr/, https://www.organicseurope.bio, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/243328734246435, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1386963150231191553
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: De Simone, Dr. Ambra
ID Code:39732
Deposited On:21 Apr 2021 10:46
Last Modified:28 Apr 2021 08:44
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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