RowCrop will develop the scientific foundation for improved control of aggressive annual and perennial weeds in a row-cropping system. In addition, RowCrop will look to improve the productivity of nitrogen-fixing catch crops to enhance the nitrogen supply for main crops. The project will develop, evaluate and demonstrate a new method of row-cropping that takes advantage of the latest developments in vision and GPS guided row-cultivation systems. This will be done through integrating traditional arable crops with row-cultivated legume-based catch crops and targeted weed control.
RowCrop will document the effects of the row-cropping system on productivity, weed infestation, leaching and soil carbon in a long-term crop rotation experiment. The experiment will represent different organic crop rotation systems and different fertility and weed infestation levels. It will further demonstrate and disseminate results to advisors and farmers using field trials, open field days, workshops etc.
More info available at: www.icrofs.dk/en/research/danish-research/organic-rdd-2/rowcrop/
The project is financed by The Danish AgriFish Agency.