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Interests and limits


Factors studied

Positive effects


Negative effects

Work organization

- Avoidance of subsequent treatments or other curative measures.


- Reorganization of work to limit the frequency of passages between plots and organize to be able to work the most contaminated plots last.


- Little specific investment apart from disinfectants and small equipment (stakes, augmentorium, etc.).

- Fewer purchases of phytosanitary products. 


- Improvement of soil fertility in the short and medium term if the previous crop is buried.

- Burial of inoculum (spores, larvae, insects, weed seeds) by turning.


- Negative impact on the auxiliaries if the ground turns over.

- Some weed seeds can be stored in the soil for decades and germinate when brought up by turning.

Product qualities

- Fewer residues of phytosanitary products

- Less damage to production because fewer pests.


- Reduction of the risk of pollutant transfer to water or air if phytosanitary treatments are avoided.

- Increase in functional biodiversity if treatments are avoided. 

Energy consumption

- Reduction of fuel consumption if passages for phytosanitary treatments are avoided.


- Increased fuel consumption in the case of additional trips to disinfect equipment.

Last change : 07/07/22