Intercropping cereals and grain legumes: a farmer’s perspective

Udo Prins, Jan de Wit. 2006. Intercropping cereals and grain legumes: a farmer’s perspective. Joint Organic Congress. , Odense, Denmark. 30-31 May 2006.
Pagina's / pages: 2
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Taal/language: Engels
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Intercropping cereals and grain legumes show potential for organic agriculture in many ways. However, the use of land equivalent ratio (LER) as a measure for calculating the cropping advantage of intercrops over sole crops is too simple: neglecting weed suppression, yield reliability, grain quality, and minimum profitable yield, which are all relevant fac-tors from a farmer’s perspective. Only when the crop selection for the mixtures is carefully done, and crops are grown on the right soil in the right rotation, can intercropping be made to profit. 

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