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Row-based arable farming with reduced chemical crop protection and promotion of beneficial organisms and arable wild herbs in the field (ReNuWi)

The project aims to show how the combination of high-precision crop protection (mechanical and chemical-synthetic) and the promotion of beneficial organisms can reduce the pressure of infection and suppress problematic weeds.


Contents and goals

The "ReNuWi" project focuses on the reduction of chemical-synthetic crop protection and the promotion of beneficial organisms and arable wild herbs in the field. A combination of environmental support, new technologies and crop cultivation and technical measures integrates wild herbs in row-crop arable farming. This should make the system for promoting healthy soil and erosion control feasible for small and medium-sized enterprises as well.

The establishment of annual and perennial arable wild herbs between the crop rows is promoted by certain adapted sowing times and various cultivation and maintenance methods.

The expected positive effects resulting from the strip-till method, i.e. the strip loosening of the soil in the later sowing horizon of the crops and the interseeding with arable wild herbs, are better crop aeration, more soil volume per plant and the promotion of individual plants.

Task of the DLG

The DLG is the main coordinator of the project and is responsible for the test facility as well as the crop management and maintenance of the inter-row areas in cooperation with the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and Schmotzer Hacktechnik GmbH.



Project partners

Associated partners

Project duration

From August 2021 to July 2024