Research by agricultural scientists in Scotland and beyond has shown that intercropping, i.e. growing two or more crop species together in ‘plant teams’, can improve agricultural sustainability by stabilising or increasing crop yields and creating resilience to environmental stresses.
A new mini-film launched by the James Hutton Institute demonstrates the practical steps of sowing, managing and harvesting cereal-based intercrops for newcomers to intercropping.
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