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Arable crops

Arable crops

There is a high demand for crops from organic production. The challenges of organic production include additional work, lack of farm manure and weed infestations. Organic arable farming places high expectations on the cultivation techniques.

On this page, you can find tools and resources that provide information about organic arable farming, and you can discuss the topic with others.



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How to successfully convert to organic arable farmingMost popular tool

How to successfully convert to organic arable farming

The leaflet addresses farmers who are interested in conversion to organic arable farming. Information includes contact points for workshops and…

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Inoculation of soybean seed – inoculation for an efficient nitrogen supplyLatest tool

Inoculation of soybean seed – inoculation for an efficient nitrogen supply

This practice note from Legumes Translated explains how to effectively inoculate the seed or soil for successful soybean crops. Different products…

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Tools

TitleIssuing organisationProjectYear of releaseRating
A farmer’s guide to organic fruit and vegetable productionOCW - Organic Centre WalesOK-Net Arable20083.5 (2)
Advanced system in wheat: Combination of agronomical levels: The French...PUREOK-Net Arable-5 (1)
Calculate the risk of wireworm infestation in the field (OK-Net Arable Practice...FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20172 (1)
Can sprouted seeds be a source of nutrition for poultry? (OK-Net Ecofeed Video)Soil AssociationOK-Net EcoFeed20204 (1)
Catch crop in maize (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174 (1)
Cereal Disease EncyclopaediaAHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development...OK-Net Arable2008
Challenges of Organic Arable Farming 2nd module: Fertilization strategies to...IAMB - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of BariOK-Net Arable2017
Challenges of Organic Arable Farming 5th module: Crops specific problems and...IAMB - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of BariOK-Net Arable2017
Comb harrow: efficient weed control in cerealsBioselena - Foundation for organic agricultureOK-Net Arable20185 (1)
Commercial organic fertiliser as supplementary fertilisers in potato crop...FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174 (1)
Control of wireworms in organic potato cultivationFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20163 (3)
Controlling potato beetles with BtFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174 (1)
Cover Crop (Rye) and No-Till System in WisconsinFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20145 (3)
Cover crop mulches and no-till soybeanAIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura BiologicaOK-Net Arable2017
Crop management of linseedFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20162 (1)
Crop Management of Rapeseed and Pollen Beetle ControlFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20164 (1)
Crop Rotation in Organic SystemsOACC - Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada,...OK-Net Arable-
Cultivating a diverse wheat population suitable for low-input and organic...ORC - Organic Research Centre, Elm FarmOK-Net Arable20175 (1)
Cultivation in rows – Catch crops - tolerance and regrowthAU - Aarhus University , KU - Copenhagen University , AgroIntelli , Økologisk VKST , Barritskov Land- og Skovbrug , SEGESOK-Net Arable2018
Cultivation in rows – cereals with catch cropsSEGES , AU - Aarhus University , KU - Copenhagen University , AgroIntelli , Økologisk VKST , Barritskov Land- og SkovbrugOK-Net Arable2018
Cultivation in rows – Nitrogen fixation by catch crops and their effect on yieldSEGES , AU - Aarhus University , KU - Copenhagen University , AgroIntelli , Økologisk VKST , Barritskov Land- og SkovbrugOK-Net Arable2018
Cultivation in rows – Sowing time for catch cropsAU - Aarhus University , KU - Copenhagen University , AgroIntelli , Økologisk VKST , Barritskov Land- og Skovbrug , SEGESOK-Net Arable20185 (2)
Cultivation in rows – Weed control between stubble rowsAU - Aarhus University , KU - Copenhagen University , AgroIntelli , Økologisk VKST , Barritskov Land- og Skovbrug , SEGESOK-Net Arable2018
Cultivation in rows – Weed control in spring cereal grainsAU - Aarhus University , KU - Copenhagen University , AgroIntelli , Økologisk VKST , Barritskov Land- og Skovbrug , SEGESOK-Net Arable20185 (1)
Cultivation of white lupin – a cool-season and environmentally friendly protein...Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2020
Demonstration of Hoeing Machines in Arable FarmingFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2011
Demonstration of Plough DethatchersFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20144.5 (2)
Direct drilling of winter cerealsAIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura BiologicaOK-Net Arable2018
Direct Sowing of MaizeFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2015
Direct sowing with green manureBioselena - Foundation for organic agriculture , IFOAM EUOK-Net Arable2018
Diverse fertility building leys in arable rotationsORC - Organic Research Centre, Elm FarmOK-Net Arable20173.5 (2)
DSS "Weed Control in Organic Winter Wheat Production"University of BonnOK-Net Arable2004
Efficient use of nitrogen from livestock manureSEGESOK-Net Arable20174 (2)
Feed in organic productionSwedish board of AgricultureOK-Net Arable , OK-Net EcoFeed2016
FusaProg: risk assessment of fusarium and mycotoxin infestation in wheat...AgroscopeOK-Net Arable20133 (1)
Growing cover crops in organic arable crop rotations: Best practices from...SEGESOK-Net Arable20174 (2)
Heterogeneous spring barley populations in Latvia (Liveseed Practice Abstract)AREI - Institute of Agricultural Resources and...Liveseed2020
Highcrop picture toolSEGESOK-Net Arable2013
How to successfully convert to organic arable farmingLFI - Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut ÖsterreichOK-Net Arable20175 (2)
Inoculation of soybean seed – inoculation for an efficient nitrogen supplyDeutscher Sojaförderring2019
Inter-row cultivation - Mechanical control of weeds in soybean cropsIFVCNS - Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops...2020
Inter-row cultivation for mechanical weed control in winter oilseed rapePUREOK-Net Arable-
Intercropping grain peas with barleyFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2015
Intercropping grain peas with barley (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174.3 (3)
Introducing maize, bean and courgettes into the diet of foraging pigs (OK-Net...ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and FoodOK-Net EcoFeed2019
Late blight on potatoes in organic farming - prognosis (Öko-SIMPHYT)ISIP - Informationssystem Integrierte...OK-Net Arable2010
LeNiBa - the KTBL / isip app for nitrogen balancing of legumesKTBL - Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der...OK-Net Arable-
Ley Destruction with Shallow Ploughing or CultivatorsFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2016
Maize and beans – Organic roughage with benefits?Thünen InstituteOK-Net EcoFeed2016
Maize germ cake (OK-Net EcoFeed Practice Abstract)Soil AssociationOK-Net EcoFeed2020
Mechanical Weed Control in MaizeFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2013
Modification/change of sowing date in winter wheatPUREOK-Net Arable2015
Nitrogen supply for winter oilseed rape (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174 (1)
No-till cultivation of maize in rolled forage peas (OK-Net Arable Practice...FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2017
Oekolandbau.de: portal for organic plant productionBLE - Federal Office for Agriculture and FoodOK-Net Arable20153 (10)
Okara: Including a soya by-product into the poultry diet (OK-Net Ecofeed...AIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura BiologicaOK-Net EcoFeed2020
Organic CerealsFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20104 (3)
Organic cultivation in autumn 2016 - Varieties, Seeds and Crop managementLFI - Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut ÖsterreichOK-Net Arable2016
Organic Cultivation in Spring 2016 - Varieties, Seeds and Crop managementLFI - Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut ÖsterreichOK-Net Arable2016
Organic Cultivation of Green PeasLFI - Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut ÖsterreichOK-Net Arable2016
Organic farming Guidelines for pest and disease control and weed management in...Uprawy ekologiczneOK-Net Arable-4 (3)
Organic field beansFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2009
Organic Field Crop ProductionOACC - Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada,...OK-Net Arable-
Organic field peasFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2009
Organic grain legumes at a glanceFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2009
Organic maizeFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2008
Organic quality wheat production - Results of long-term field trials of...LFI - Ländliches Fortbildungsinstitut ÖsterreichOK-Net Arable2016
Organic rapeseedFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2011
Organic soyaFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2009
Organic Soybean made easyFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2018
Organic Soybean production in EuropeÖMKi - Hungarian Research Institute of Organic...OK-Net Arable2016
Plant breeding with farmers. A technical manualICARDA - International Center for Agricultural...OK-Net Arable2012
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)Rete Semi RuraliLiveseed2009
Potato Crop ManagementFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2010
Practical advice for organic production of lupinesLandesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft und...OK-Net Arable20144 (4)
Pre-sprouting of potato seed tubers (Liveseed Practice Abstract)AREI - Institute of Agricultural Resources and...Liveseed2020
Processing Quality of Organic WheatFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2015
Rape pollen beetleFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20144.5 (2)
Reducing the use of copper in potatoes (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20175 (1)
Results and lessons learnt from wheat-based cropping system activityPUREOK-Net Arable-
Rolling of grains to prevent winter kill damage (OK-Net Arable Practice...FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2017
Seed health in potatoes (Liveseed Practice Abstract)LBI - Louis Bolk InstituteLiveseed2020
SEMINBIO®: Innovative seeder for weed control in cerealsCon Marche Bio , Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e...OK-Net Arable20185 (1)
Soybean processing technologyFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net EcoFeed2014
Soybean silageAIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura BiologicaOK-Net Arable2018
Storage of soybeansTofu Taifun – LZ SojaOK-Net EcoFeed2015
Successful cultivation of grain legumes mixed with cerealsFiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2017
Sunflower oil cake (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)AIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura BiologicaOK-Net EcoFeed2020
Testing peas for legume fatigue (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20175 (1)
The use of legumes - Nature-compatible cultivation practicesBfN - Federal Agency for Nature ConservationOK-Net Arable2014
Transition to organic productionOACC - Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada,...OK-Net Arable-
Use of variety mixtures to reduce disease, increase resource-use efficiency...PUREOK-Net Arable-
Using crop rotation to control wireworms (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174 (1)
Utilisation of waste heat from biogas plants for drying fine-grained legumes...Bioland Beratung GmbHOK-Net EcoFeed2020
Weed control in soy with the finger weeder (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable2017
Weed harrowing in spring cerealsPUREOK-Net Arable-
Weed trimming in soybeansAIAB - Associazione Italiana Agricoltura BiologicaOK-Net Arable2017
Which harrow is suitable for weed control in organic cereals?InagroOK-Net Arable2018
Winter field peas as green manure before maize (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)FiBL - Research Institute of Organic AgricultureOK-Net Arable20174.5 (2)