Prins, U. and Wit, J. de (2006) Intercropping cereals and grain legumes: a farmer’s perspective. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.
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.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Subjects:|| Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection|
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm economics
|Research affiliation:|| International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 4: Crop systems and soils|
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
|Deposited By:||Prins, Ir Udo|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:32|
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