Field Experiments


     

    The core of the SMOCA project is represented by the field trials, displaced at 4 different sites, covering different pedo-climatic conditions and also a variety of different cropping systems (i.e. field vegetables, arable crops, tree orchards).

    At each site, three different treatments at increasing level of ecological intensification are tested:

    • INTEGRATED SYSTEM (INT);
    • INTERMEDIATE ORGANIC (ORG);
    • CONSERVATIVE ORGANIC (ORG+).

     

      TILLAGE COVER CROPS FERTILIZATION WEED CONTROL CROP PROTECTION
    INVERSION TILLAGE MINIMUM TILLAGE STRIP TILLAGE NO-TILLAGE DEAD MULCH LIVING MULCH GREEN MANURES MINERAL FERTILIZERS ORGANIC FERTILIZERS HERBICIDES NON-CHEMICAL PESTICIDES BIOCONTROL AGENTS IPM
    INT
    ORG
    ORG+

    The components of each cropping systems are varied according to each specific site and crop.