Conservative tillage techniques have several agro-ecological benefits for organic farming. The application of these techniques, however, can create quite a few challenges due to the increased weed competition. Here, we report the results of an organic field experiment in which the responses of wheat and weeds to no tillage (NT) were evaluated compared with conventional tillage (CT). We also tested the hypothesis that, under NT, moving up the sowing date, compared with using the ordinary sowing date for the study area, can result in increased competitiveness of the crop against weeds. Two wheat genotypes, a modern variety and an ancient landrace, were tested.

Ingraffia, R., Amato, G., Ruisi, P., Giambalvo, D., Frenda, A.S. (2022). Early sowing can boost grain production by reducing weed infestation in organic no-till wheat. JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, 102, 6246-6254 [10.1002/jsfa.11973].

Early sowing can boost grain production by reducing weed infestation in organic no-till wheat

Ingraffia, Rosolino
Primo
;
Amato, Gaetano;Ruisi, Paolo
;
Giambalvo, Dario
Co-ultimo
;
Frenda, Alfonso S
Co-ultimo
2022-05-17

Abstract

Conservative tillage techniques have several agro-ecological benefits for organic farming. The application of these techniques, however, can create quite a few challenges due to the increased weed competition. Here, we report the results of an organic field experiment in which the responses of wheat and weeds to no tillage (NT) were evaluated compared with conventional tillage (CT). We also tested the hypothesis that, under NT, moving up the sowing date, compared with using the ordinary sowing date for the study area, can result in increased competitiveness of the crop against weeds. Two wheat genotypes, a modern variety and an ancient landrace, were tested.
17-mag-2022
Settore AGR/02 - Agronomia E Coltivazioni Erbacee
Ingraffia, R., Amato, G., Ruisi, P., Giambalvo, D., Frenda, A.S. (2022). Early sowing can boost grain production by reducing weed infestation in organic no-till wheat. JOURNAL OF THE SCIENCE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE, 102, 6246-6254 [10.1002/jsfa.11973].
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