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Intercropping systems - Optimising crop protection and reducing competition

Björkman, Maria; Båth, Birgitta; Hambäck, Peter; Rämert, Birgitta and Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian (2006) Intercropping systems - Optimising crop protection and reducing competition. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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In this study the effects of intercropping on the turnip root fly, Delia floralis Fall. (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), was studied in an intercropping system with cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and red clover (Trifolium pratense). Both the effects on egg laying, and the effect of natural enemies was studied. To overcome the problem of competition in the intercropping system, different understorey crops were evaluated with the aim to find species that have a low competitive force on cabbage. The possibility to minimize competition further with root pruning of the understorey species, was also investigated.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > Crop Production Ecology
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 4: Crop systems and soils
Deposited By: Björkman, Maria
ID Code:7480
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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