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Impacts d'un couvert pérenne de légumineuse sur la culture du blé tendre d'hiver et conduite du système

Abstract : Interest for legume living mulch cropping systems is growing among reduced tillage farmers in France. It has been shown that these perennial legume cover crops can control weeds, improve soil structure and build up soil Nitrogen. Living mulches can have highly competitive effects but in some cases they benefit crops by changing the amount of available resources. This MSc Thesis reviews competitive and facilitative interactions for water, nitrogen and light and their influence on crop yield in living mulch systems. Cover crop functional traits clearly affect complementarity with the main crop in time and space. Two field trials with winter wheat as a main crop highlighted strong effects of crop establishment and crop soil cover on crop competitiveness. More accurate knowledge is needed before this system can be adopted by more farmers and this study leads to other trials that will benefit from the experience gained in management of living mulch system complexity.
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Nicolas Carton. Impacts d'un couvert pérenne de légumineuse sur la culture du blé tendre d'hiver et conduite du système. Sciences de l'environnement. 2014. ⟨hal-01835597⟩

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