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Establishing summer cover crops before winter cereals in low tillage systems on sandy soils (DiverIMPACTS Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Establishing summer cover crops before winter cereals in low tillage systems on sandy soils (DiverIMPACTS Practice Abstract). [Anbau von Sommerdeckfrüchten vor Wintergetreide bei geringer Bodenbearbeitung auf sandigen Böden (DiverIMPACTS Practice Abstract).] Creator(s): Ahnemann, Hauke and Meyer, Hendrik. Issuing Organisation(s): Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen. (2022)

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Summary in the original language of the document

Fast growing cover crops, even in the available short period, stabilise cash crop yields by adding organic matter to the rooted zone of the soil, increasing soil water infiltration. The crop cover also protects the soil from direct sun radiation, reducing surface temperatures drastically. At the same time, we can secure left-over nitrogen from the previous crop in different rootingzones by using mixtures of cover crops with diverse rooting systems, as well as gaining the protective value of plant vegetative and residue cover for controlling soil erosion [CLARK, 2008].

Summary translation

Zeiträume ohne Pflanzendecke zwischen den Nutzpflanzen erhöhen das Risiko der N-Auswaschung, der Unkrautentwicklung und der Bodenerosion. Dies gilt insbesondere für sandige Böden, wo diese Auswirkungen erhebliche ökologische und wirtschaftliche Probleme verursachen können. Hinzu kommt, dass in diesen Zeiträumen oft nur wenig oder gar keine organische Substanz an der Bodenoberfläche vorhanden ist, was zu einem Mangel an Nährstoffen für das Bodenleben und damit zu einer Verschlechterung der Bodenqualität führt.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Get practical recommendations about seedbed preparation, preferable cover crop mixtures and cover crop management.
What problem does the tool address?:Periods without plant cover between cash crops increase the risk of N-leaching, weed development and soil erosion. This is especially true on sandy soils, where these effects can cause significant environmental and economic problems. In addition to this, these periods often provide low or no organic matter availability on the soil surface, resulting in a lack of nutrition for soil life, leading to the degradation of soil quality.
What solution does the tool offer?:To avoid erosion during the summer period as well as guaranteeing nutrition to soil life, the implementation of fast-growing cover crops is recommended.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:cover crops
Agrovoc keywords:
cover crops -> cover plants
crop rotation
cereal crops
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Research affiliation: Germany > Landwirtschaftskammern
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Diverimpacts
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727482
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/44455
Project ID:OFK
Deposited By: Rüger, Madelaine Lea
ID Code:44455
Deposited On:19 Sep 2022 14:18
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:31
Document Language:English

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