Number of pages: 2
Type of document: Conference Paper
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Nick J.M. van Eekeren Ph.D.;
Udo Prins MSc.
Language of document: English
Title in English: Bi-cropping fodder maize in an existing (grass)clover sward
Abstract / summary in English:
Organic cultivation of fodder maize is still considered to be difficult. Weed pressure, soil structure degradation during harvest and low nutrient efficiency are some of the common problems. Directly sowing maize in a (grass)clover sward using special-ized drilling machines can solve these problems. In a bi-cropping experiment under organic conditions we found similar yields as the reference treatment (ploughing) when the maize was sown in a clover sward, the roots of the remaining sward were cut one week after sowing and an additional fertiliser was applied.