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Title Dissemination of reduced tillage in the organic farming sector
FiBL project number 55192

The objective is to develop a stable no-till cropping system that maintains soil fertility and does not result in reduced yields due to weed competition. The focus is on developing strategies to combat rhizomatous and other problem weeds such as Slender meadow foxtail. The feasibility of direct seeding and strip-tilling are being tested in a system without using RoundUp. Mulch seeding methodology for different crops is being advanced and disseminated amongst practitioners.

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Project status completed
Start of project 01.01.2013
End of project 31.12.2017
Financing/ Donor
  • Bio Suisse
Project partners
  • Bodenschutzfachstelle Kanton Bern, Peter Hofer
Project Advisory Board
  • Fachkommission Ackerkulturen Bio Suisse
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
  • Böhler Daniel (Department of Soil Sciences)
  • Clerc Maurice (Team Suisse Romande Research & Advice)
  • Hegglin Django
Research area
Date modified 07.06.2019
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