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Transfer mulch in organic greenhouses

Hauenstein, Samuel; Rochat, Armelle and Schwitter, Patricia (2021) Transfer mulch in organic greenhouses. The Organic Grower, 2021 (55), pp. 32-34.

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Summary

In organic greenhouses, crop rotations are generally intensive and lack diversity, green manures are rare, and production relies heavily on external inputs. Consequently, problems like soil salinity, nutrient imbalances and crop damage from pests and diseases are common.
In the Greenresilient project the use of transfer mulch is applied as an ‘innovative’ method and is tested and analysed to determine whether the practice is beneficial for soil health and biodiversity. This article explains the benefits, risks and challenges of transfer mulch, and provides recommendations for practical application.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:greenhouses, vegetable crops, transfer mulch, GreenResilient, Abacus, FiBL55312
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
greenhouses
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3379
English
vegetable crops
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8165
English
resilience
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1374480530924
English
mulches
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4977
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Greenhouses and coverings
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > GreenResilient
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Anbautechnik
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil > Nutrient management
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Vegetables
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727495
Related Links:https://www.greenresilient.net/, https://www.organicgrowersalliance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OG55_-32-34-1.pdf
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:42546
Deposited On:11 Oct 2021 09:13
Last Modified:20 Jan 2022 12:16
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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