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DaLeA is an experiment from practice for practice. It is therefore important for us to look at the cultivation system holistically. In order to gain as much knowledge as possible in the three years of the trial up to the 2023 harvest, we set up the trial on three different plots with different crop rotations. In the first extensively evaluable test year (we started in autumn 2019), the focus was on how well the clover can be established in the different cultures. First tendencies and results are presented here.

In the 2nd and 3rd year of the experiment  these findings will now be checked and optimized through appropriate production measures and supplemented by other special test questions.

Clover in wheat

Winter wheat is one of our most important arable crops. This is where the cultivation system has to prove itself and demonstrate its strengths. The issue of fertilization plays a special role. You can find the results of our fertilization tests here as well as the latest information on this year's harvest.


Clover in oats

Oats belong to the meadow grasses and are therefore different from other types of cereals, so it will be interesting to see, how oats develop in crops with and without clover as undersown. You can see our findings here.


Clover in maize

Maize is not actually an element of the crop rotation at Gut Westerwald, but as a row crop it was obvious for us, to test such a cultivation system with this main crop.


Clover in barley

At Gut Westerwald, winter and spring barley is an integral part of crop rotation. The 2020/2021 cultivation year was very challenging for winter barley and characterized by frost damage. In the 2022 crop year, no barley was planned on the EIP test plots, and spring barley will be part of the test again for the 2023 harvest. Here you can find out, how barley has fared with and without clover as an undersown crop.

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Clover in field beans

Field beans and clover - two legumes together, is that even possible?

Yes of course! Here we report on our experiences.


Clover in rape

The culture of oilseed rape as an oil crop and cruciferous vegetable makes completely different demands on its environment and the cultivation system in contrast to cereals. We want to show you here, what this means for our experiment.

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