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Tesi etd-07062017-112114

Type of thesis
Perfezionamento
Author
RANALDO, MARZIA
URN
etd-07062017-112114
Title
Functional biodiversity in green manure crops: effects on nitrogen dynamics and weed suppression
Scientific disciplinary sector
AGR/02
Course
SCIENZE AGRARIE E BIOTECNOLOGIE - Agrobiosciences
Committee
relatore BARBERI, PAOLO
Keywords
  • agroecosystem services
  • cover crop mixtures
  • functional diversity
  • mulch
  • nitrogen supply
  • no-till
  • organic agriculture
  • stability
  • weed suppression
Exam session start date
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Availability
completa
Abstract
The aims of this study are to:<br>• investigate the effect of functional diversity of cover crop species on two of the most relevant agro-ecosystem services: nitrogen supply and weed suppression;<br>• highlight the role of functional composition (i.e. complementarity of cover crop species) on the provision of agro-ecosystem services;<br>• characterise cover crop functional traits for competitive ability against weeds;<br>• test conservative management strategies in organic/low input agriculture.<br>
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