Prove di pacciamatura con materiali organici su Origano (Origanum heracleoticum L.)

Alessandra Carrubba, Reffaele La Torre

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants, particularly when conducted with organic farming methods, is configured today as a possibility of extreme interest for the relaunch of several internal areas at risk of marginalization. However, still there are many aspects to be developed as regards the inclusion of some in Italian and Sicilian cropping systems in particular, and they mainly concern technical measures aimed at lowering the cost / income ratio. the setup for these most appropriate dell'agrotecnica, capable of simultaneously: a. allow obtaining optimum yields, both in terms of quantity and quality b. allowing the most efficient use of productive resources. Dell'agrotecnica many aspects waiting to be developed, and among these the weed management appears a priority. For this purpose, in the agricultural years 2002/03 and 2003/04 was carried out a test of weed management through the distribution of organic mulching material. The test, performed on a field of Oregano already implanted in the countryside of Sparacia (Cammarata - AG), had the objective of evaluating the efficacy in weed control of two different types of mulching material (pine needles and wheat straw ; thesis 1 and 2), compared with a control subjected to manual scerbatura (thesis 3) and a weedy check (thesis 4). To this end, after the collection of the second year (executed June 18, 2002), the different mulching materials were distributed in the alleyways, so that each thesis understood least 7 rows of plants (distance between rows: 0.5 m; of the file length: 15 m). In the following period the culture was monitored weekly to check the growth of the seedlings after the vegetative rest; in two successive stages (late April and late May), in all experimental thesis it was measured biomass of weeds, then expressed in kg ha-1. From the data it seems possible to highlight how the treatment "traditional" (manual weeding) permits, compared to two proven mulches, better weed control and so all in all, the best growing conditions for plants. in all experimental thesis was measured biomass of weeds, then he expressed in kg ha-1. From the data it seems possible to highlight how the treatment "traditional" (manual weeding) permits, compared to two proven mulches, better weed control and so all in all, the best growing conditions for plants. in all experimental thesis was measured biomass of weeds, then he expressed in kg ha-1. From the data it seems possible to highlight how the treatment "traditional" (manual weeding) permits, compared to two proven mulches, better weed control and so all in all, the best growing conditions for plants.
Original languageItalian
Pages274-275
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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