Crop rotation


The choice of crop is based on soil and climate characteristics to maintain soil fertility and also to avoid the development of harmful organisms (ASIAT, 1989). Similarly, a balanced rotation allows to fight against transmission of pests and diseases, to reduce weed pressure, as well as to optimize the utilization of water resources and nutrients, thanks to species diversity. 

Ongoing work

- Long term experiment (since 1967) comparing winter wheat in monoculture and in rotation, along with the effect of soil tillage (plough or minimum tillage)
- Cultural value of the preceding crop, based on expert knowledge

Key publications