Integrated cover crop management under organic greenhouse
Track Record

Integrated cover crop management under organic greenhouse

Location

Netherlands

Production

Organic cucumbers and tomatoes

Climate

Greenhouse

Service

General management

Farm size

20 Ha

Client Type

Corporate

Water

Irrigation

Kickstart

2017

Abstract

Soil Capital incorporated regenerative agriculture practices such as cover crops, integrated pest management and a focus on proper compost, into a greenhouse operation in the Netherlands. While this is an unusual move in a greenhouse, its environment enables regenerative measures to have a fast impact.

Details

More diversity in the greenhouse

Greenhouse operations tend to simplify operations as much as possible, which includes reducing biodiversity. However, it is by increasing the layers of biodiversity above and below soil that a greenhouse will increase its productivity and profitability. Think diversified cover crops and grazing, even inside greenhouses!

Integrated cover crop management under organic greenhouse
When soil life is back !

After only a few months of good practices, such as cover crops, compost and organic inputs, evidences of soil life such as these mushrooms attest that things are going in the right direction.

Integrated cover crop management under organic greenhouse
Make the beneficial insects your privileged hosts !

Another beneficial collateral effect: Cover crops produce food for beneficials in the greenhouse, which assist in controlling damaging insects.

Integrated cover crop management under organic greenhouse
The "greenhouse effect"

The short off-season in a greenhouse can be used to regenerate soil fast, with a combination of beneficial cover crop cocktails and compost application.

Integrated cover crop management under organic greenhouse

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Diversifying a fruit farming operation
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Design of agronomic strategy and ongoing farming support
Design of agronomic strategy and ongoing farming support
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Turnaround of a table grape farming operation
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Agronomical optimisation and soil conservation practices
Agronomical optimisation and soil conservation practices