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Hairy Vetch – an excellent green manure for dry conditions

  • 2 years ago

Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) produces a huge biomass also under dry conditions and is therefore an ideal green manure for Mediterranean cropping systems. However, the incorporation of this green manure into the soil is challenging. This video presents three different machines – disk harrow, stone burier, and crimper roller – for the termination of hairy vetch. These machines have a different degree of conservation of soil fertility and main pros and cons are discussed.

This video documents one of the field days within the TILMAN-ORG project (CORE Organic II) organized by the Italian research team. (CIRAA Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche Agro-Ambientali and Scuola Sant’Anna Pisa, Italy).

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