Our partners from the National Agricultural Research and Development Institute Fundulea (Victor Petrcu et al.) have published an article on article “Early Sowing on Some Soybean Genotypes under Organic Farming Conditions” in the journal Plants as part of the Special Issue Breeding and Cultivation Management of Legumes.
The demand for soybeans in Europe motivates breeders, researchers and growers to find suitable cultivars to adapt and extend soybeans to unsuitable climate areas. For this, weed control is a crucial aspect of technology in organic agriculture. NARDI made a field experiment with 14 soybean accessions and 2 sowing dates under organic farming conditions over the course of three years. The results show that early sowing strategy for soybeans in non-irrigated conditions in a temperate continental area proved to be a risky practice.
The article is available online:
PDF Version: https://www.mdpi.com/2223-7747/12/12/2295/pdf