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Intercropping cereals and grain legumes: a farmer’s perspective

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.

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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.


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
ID Code:7297
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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