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DIVERSIFICATION OF THE CROPPING SYSTEM AND UTILIZATION OF SYMBIOTIC ASSOCIATIONS TO REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION UNDER DRYLAND FARMING IN MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS

Objective



The project aims at an increase of competitiveness and a reduction of the environmental pollution of agricultural production through a diversification of the cropping system and the utilization of favourable symbiotic associations.
The research tasks include:

- reduction of nitrogen input through the utilization of leguminous crops;
- reduction of herbicide input in crop rotations;
- reduced tillage systems;
- alternative crops or alternative crop utilization;
- improvement of native rhizobia and mycorrhiza populations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY DE EVORA
Address
Nucleo Da Mitra
7000 Evora
Portugal

Participants (4)

ESTACAO NACIONAL DE MELHORAMENTO DE PLANTAS
Portugal
Address
Apartado 6
7350 Elvas
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITÄT GÖTTINGEN
Germany
Address
Wilhelmplatz 1
3400 Göttingen
SERVICIO DE INVESTIGACION AGRARIA
Spain
Address
Direccion General De Investigacion Extension
06071 Badajoz
Universität Hohenheim
Germany
Address
Fruwirthstraße 23
70593 Stuttgart