Acronym : TILMAN-ORG
Contract Period : 01/09/2011 - 01/09/2014
Project Webpage : http://www.tilman-org.net/
Main Funder : CORE organic II (UK: Defra)
ORC Staff Contact : Jo Smith
In the TILMAN-ORG project the ORC is collaborating with 15 partners across 10 European countries to investigate the effects of reduced tillage and green manures on organic farms.
TILMAN-ORG is a collaborative project involving 15 partners across 10 European countries.
The over-all aim of the project is to develop robust and sustainable arable crop production systems via the introduction of reduced tillage techniques combined with strategic use of green manures in organic crop rotations, while maintaining and improving soil quality and crop productivity parameters.
The specific objectives of the project are:
The Organic Research Centre with conduct trials at Duchy Home Farm comparing the use of a traditional mouldboard ploughing system with the use of a new reduced tillage machine called the Ecodyn.
More information on the trial can be found here (PDF 618KB).
Westaway S. 2014. Do reduced tillage and non-inversion tillage techniques work on organic farms? Results from new European research. The Organic Research Centre Bulletin 117 pp8-9
Crowley O, Showering J, Döring TF. 2010. Saving Fuel with Non Inversion Tillage. The Organic Research Centre Bulletin 103 (ISSN: 1367-6970)
Non-inversion tillage workshop held at Duchy Home Farm, 27.10.2011, organised by Mark Measures, IOTA