Project

Effects of earlier harvest time of maize and ware potato on sandy soils

The goals of the project are investigating measures that enable an earlier harvest time of maize and ware potato on sandy soils and exploring the following environmental and agronomical effects.

Approach and timeline

N utilization can be increased by growing catch crops. However, after maize and ware potatoes due to the late harvest time N uptake of a catch crop will be poor. An earlier harvest time will improve the possibillities but will have agronomical consequences. This project will explore the possibillities of earlier harvesting and their environmental and agronomical effects.

Results

The project results in an inventory of measures to enable an earlier harvest time of maized and ware potatoes on sandy soils and their agronomical impact. In addition, the environmental and agronomical effects of a premature harvest will be explored.

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