Crotalaria juncea as green manure and for nematode population control in Mediterranean vegetable production

Le Roux Christine, Kulagina N., Carlet Florian, Jourand Philippe, De Belder E., Caillère J., Bourrillon Julie, Ducousso Marc, Baudoin Ezékiel, Prin Yves, Tisseyre Pierre, Boursot Marc, Duponnois Robin, Galiana Antoine, De Lajudie Philippe, Deleuze F., Picon J.. 2014. Crotalaria juncea as green manure and for nematode population control in Mediterranean vegetable production. In : 11th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 7-10 September 2014. s.l. : s.n., Résumé, p. 298. European Nitrogen Fixation Conference. 11, Tenerife, Espagne, 7 September 2014/10 September 2014.

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Abstract : We tested the tropical non-crop legume #Crotalaria juncea# for biological control of phytoparasitic rootknot nematode populations and green manure effect in greenhouse tunnel vegetable production in Mediterranean conditions. Results show that C. juncea (1) grows rapidly in Mediterranean conditions producing a significant biomass (2) has a very positive green manure effect on lettuce production in both sites and within two successive campaigns (3) significantly reduce on lettuce gall scores. Mycorrhization index and rate of C. juncea are significantly higher than that of Ray-grass used as a reference mycorrhizogenous plant. Plants nodulate and natural abundance in 15N show that may be equivalent to about 50kg of fixed nitrogen per ha in 3 months. (Résumé d'auteur)

Classification Agris : H10 - Pests of plants
F08 - Cropping patterns and systems
F04 - Fertilizing

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Le Roux Christine, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR LSTM (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-0668-3589
  • Kulagina N.
  • Carlet Florian, Montpellier SupAgro (FRA)
  • Jourand Philippe, IRD (NCL)
  • De Belder E.
  • Caillère J.
  • Bourrillon Julie, IRD (FRA)
  • Ducousso Marc, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR LSTM (FRA)
  • Baudoin Ezékiel, IRD (SEN)
  • Prin Yves, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR LSTM (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-3706-0045
  • Tisseyre Pierre, IRD (FRA)
  • Boursot Marc, IRD (FRA)
  • Duponnois Robin, IRD (SEN)
  • Galiana Antoine, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR LSTM (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-5293-5049
  • De Lajudie Philippe, IRD (FRA)
  • Deleuze F., Société Delbon (FRA)
  • Picon J., Société Delbon (FRA)

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