Video from Greenresilient

Innovative production in the greenhouse: flower strips, mixed crops, plant mulch

2020.02.05 | Christine Dilling

Can organic greenhouse production be more resilient and less intensive? A new video from the CORE Organic Cofund project Greenresilient highlights three innovative techniques that are being tested at the Greenresilient experimental site in France by the Research Group for Organic Farming (GRAB):

  • flower strips to encourage beneficial organisms,
  • mixed crops to make better use of soil resources and to make it more difficult for pests to spread, and
  • plant mulch to reduce the use of fossil fuels, which are necessary in the production of plastic mulch

The video, which is produced by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), explains these three techniques and the results achieved during the first growing season.

> Watch the video

(The video is in French and has English, French, German and Italian subtitles).  

 

Contact

Jérôme Lambion, Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique (GRAB), jerome.lambion@grab.fr

Hélène Vedie, Groupe de Recherche en Agriculture Biologique (GRAB), helene.vedie@grab.fr

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