Covering of ridge plantings


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

Ridge plantings

Description of the measure

Grass mulch is spread over the (potato) ridges before the plants break through the soil

Comments on sustainability

The mulching has positive effects on the soil and its organisms: It provides organic material and protects from too much heat and erosion and therefore improves the soil structure. The water infiltration rate and water storing capacity increase as well. Pesticides can be reduced due to the suppression effect on weeds.