Project info


Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable organic cropping systems –TILMAN-ORG

Funding: CORE Organic II Funding Bodies, being partners of the FP7 ERA-Net project CORE Organic II.

Duration: 2011–2014

Project coordinator: Dr. Paul Mäder, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Deputy coordinator: Dr. Christophe David, ISARA, France



The overall goals of the project Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable organic cropping systems – TILMAN-ORG were  to design improved organic cropping systems with: enhanced productivity and nutrient use efficiency, more efficient weed management and increased biodiversity, but lower carbon footprints. The project ran from 2011 to 2014 and was funded in the framework of CORE Organic II. The contents of this website are not updated.  More ...


Wijnand Sukkel

Video: Practical recommendations on reduced tillage systems


In this video, Wijnand Sukkel, Wageningen University, shares some practical recommendations for... read more

Laura Armengot

Video: El laboreo reducido y la incorporación de los abonos verdes - los resultados (Oct 2014)


Laura Armengot resume los resultados del proyecto TILMAN-ORG y el ensayo en España. Futher... read more

Joséphine Peigné

Video: Travail réduit du sol et engrais verts - les résultats principaux (Oct 2014)


Joséphine Peigné, enseignante-chercheur à ISARA Lyon, présente les resultats principaux du project... read more

Video: Friedrich Wenz on soil fertility and reduced tillage (high German/Swiss German)


The German organic farmer Friedrich Wenz is one of the pioneers of reduced tillage. He has... read more

Video: Hairy Vetch – an excellent green manure for dry conditions


Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) produces a huge biomass also under dry conditions and is therefore... read more

Video: Veccia vellutata: un’ottima coltura da sovescio per i sistemi colturali mediterranei


In questo video, il gruppo di ricerca del CIRAA (Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche... read more


New technical note on reduced tillage


Recently the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL published a technical guide on reduced... read more

Vidéo : Démonstration de charrues déchaumeuses (Avril 2014)


Le précédent cultural était un engrais vert gélif qui s’est spontanément enherbé au point de... read more

Vidéo : Démonstration de l’écimeuse CombCut


Les écimeuses sont des machines nouvelles, dont l’utilisation devrait venir en dernier recours, si... read more

Video: Unkrautschneider CombCut im Einsatz (Schweizerdeutsch)


Der Unkrautschneider CombCut ist ein neuer Maschinentyp, den ein schwedischer Biobauer gegen... read more

Cover: Guide "Earthworms – Architects of fertile soils"

Promotion of earthworms for soil fertility – new technical guide available


Earthworms play a key role in conserving soil fertility and are excellent indicators in... read more

Video: Reduzierte Bodenbearbeitung mit Schälpflug


Schälpflüge eignen sich besonders zur oberflächigen Stoppelbearbeitung. Im Gegensatz zu einem... read more

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