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Practice Note 'Inter-row cultivation in soybean' available

'Inter-row cultivation in soybean – mechanical control of weeds in soybean crop' practice note written by partners from Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia explains how to carry out inter-row cultivation and provides detailed information on when and how to cultivate, how it impacts yield and biological activity, and the most important things to consider.

Inter-row cultivation is one of the practices used to tip the balance in the competition between the crop and weeds, in favour of the soybean. It provides many benefits, like supressing weeds between rows, loosening the soil surface, improving soil aeration, reducing water evaporation, and positively effecting microorganisms and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. All of these positive effects can result in an increase in crop yield and quality.

The practice note is available to download in English. It is featured on the practice note thematic page, Soya. As the project progresses more and more practice notes will be published covering a range of legume themes.

More information


Marjana Vasiljević, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, marjana.vasiljevic(at)


Legumes Translated PN2 on

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, Serbia: website


From PN2 'Inter-row cultivation of soybean'

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