Contact

Prof. Dr. Paolo Bàrberi
Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Public Research Institution (SSSA)
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA
Italy
barberi(at)sssup.it
www.sssup.it

Contact

Prof. Dr. F. Xavier Sans Serra
Departament de Biologia Vegetal
Facultat de Biologia
Universitat de Barcelona
Avda. Diagonal 643
Barcelona 08028
Tel. +34 934039867
Fax +34 934112842
fsans(at)ub.edu
Head of the Agroecosystems Research Group
(Agroecosystems)
www.ub.edu/agroecologia
Director Master on Organic Farming
www.ub.edu/agroecologia/masterae

WP 2: Crop-weed-soil interactions in organic conservation agriculture (CA) systems

Crop-weed interactions in organic conservation agriculture (CA) systems are expected to be influenced by the effect of reduced tillage on survival and vertical distribution of weed propagules in soil, the direct weed suppression capacity of green manures and their indirect effect on weeds and on the following cash crop through soil physical, chemical and biological alterations.

The objectives of work package 2 are

  • To enhance weed suppression in improved organic CA systems.
  • To unravel physically, chemically and biologically driven crop-weed interactions likely to improve weed suppression in organic CA systems.
  • To assess the potential of weed communities in organic CA systems to support agro-ecosystem services.

Contact

  • Work package coordinator: Prof. Dr. Paolo Bàrberi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Public Research Institution (SSSA), Italy
  • Co-coordinator: Prof. Dr. F. Xavier Sans, Agroecosystems Research Group, University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 

Tasks

  • Task 2.1: Assessing weed suppression in improved organic CA systems. 
  • Task 2.2: Physically, chemically and biologically driven crop-weed interactions in organic CA systems.
  • Task 2.3: Functional composition of weed communities in organic CA systems and methods.