home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

Durum wheat in olive orchard: more income for the farmers?

Panozzo, Anne and Desclaux, Dominique (2018) Durum wheat in olive orchard: more income for the farmers? 4. European Agroforestry Conference. EURAF 2018, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Full text not available from this repository.

Document available online at: https://hal.inrae.fr/hal-02736509


The present study arises from the difficult sustainability of organic olive orchards in Mediterranean areas that present usually a low productivity. Literature provides examples of increased olive productivity when associated to understorey crops but mainly cover crops. This study highlights that, (i) it is possible to grow field crops in an abandoned olive orchard without ploughing to avoid olive root damages, (ii) agroforestry can improve the olive orchard profitability by implementing a crop rotation based on durum wheat and legumes. Since they are yearly pruned, Olive trees increased progressively their productivity and the associated durum wheat provides an additional source of income to the farmer. Furthermore, if durum wheat varieties adapted to agroforestry conditions would be provided by breeders, they could reach higher yield when associated with olives and thus increasing the orchard sustainability.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Keywords:agroforestry (en), oil market (en), breeding (en), sustainability (en)
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
Related Links:https://hal.inrae.fr/hal-02736509/document
Project ID:HAL-INRAe
Deposited By: PENVERN, Servane
ID Code:40889
Deposited On:12 Aug 2021 10:37
Last Modified:12 Aug 2021 10:37
Document Language:English

Repository Staff Only: item control page