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Organic fields of MTT Agrifood Research Finland Karila

{Facility} KARILA: Organic fields of MTT Agrifood Research Finland Karila. [MTT Karilan luomupellot.] Start 1995. Facility Leader(s): Huhta, Director of Research Station Harri; Nykänen, Senior Scientist Arja and Saikkonen, Research Professor Kari, MTT Agrifood Research Finland .

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The fields of Karila experimental station have been under organic farming partly since 1995 (4 hectares) and partly since 2001 (5,5 hectares). Nowadays they are under crop rotation of organic dairy farm consisting of 2 year old clover based leys, pulse crops and vetch based green fodder. Soil type is fine sand. The annual rainfall is about 650 mm, average temperature 3.1°C (growing season 12.6°C), growing season about 160 days and effective temperature sum 1200°C.

EPrint Type:Research facility description
Type of Facility:Experimental farm
Region: South-Savo, St Michel, 61°40’N, 27°10’E
Keywords:grassland, legumes, herbs, berries, soil, environment, nutrients, ecology
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Crop husbandry
Research affiliation: Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute > Ecological Production
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english/research/environment/ecological.html
Start Date:1 May 1995
Deposited By: Nykänen, Arja
ID Code:5576
Deposited On:15 Sep 2005
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:27

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