Number of pages: 2
Type of document: Conference Paper
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Udo Prins MSc.;
Jan de Wit MSc.
Language of document: English
Title in English: Intercropping cereals and grain legumes: a farmer’s perspective
Abstract / summary in English:
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.