The combination of low environmental impact farming techniques and conservation agriculture techniques is considered not feasible due to some limitations, mainly including is the strong dependence of conservation cropping systems by chemical control of weeds and the use of mineral fertilizers, which are considered essential for supporting to acceptable levels of crop productions. The SMOCA project (Smart Management Conservation of Organic Agriculture) aims to integrate organic cropping systems and conservation agriculture techniques in three different scenarios (arable open field, open field vegetables and orchards) thanks to development of machines and technical itineraries that allow to apply the reduced tillage techniques even in the absence of pesticides. Within this project, prototypes of machines for non-chemical cover-crop management, weed control and sodseeding/ planting were realized in order to implement conservation cropping systems in organic agriculture.
|Titolo:||Developing technique and equipment for the management of organic and conservative horticultural systems.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|