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Diversifying European agricultural systems by intercropping grain legumes and cereals

Jensen, Erik Steen and Chongtham, Iman Raj and Dhamala, Nawa Raj and Rodriguez Gonzalez, Carolina and Carton, Nicolas and Carlsson, Georg (2020). Diversifying European agricultural systems by intercropping grain legumes and cereals. International journal of agriculture and natural resources. 47 , 174-186
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Abstract

Cropping system diversification is a key factor in developing more sustainable cropping and food systems. The agroecological practice of intercropping, meaning the simultaneous cultivation of two or more species in the same field, has recently gained renewed interest as a means of ecological intensification in European agricultural research. We discuss some recent research developments regarding 1) intercropping for ecological intensification in agroecological and conventional cropping systems, 2) studies on nitrogen resource use by cereal-grain legume intercropping cultivation, 3) the role of intercropping in the management of biotic stressors, especially weeds, and 4) intercropping as a means of creating cropping systems that are more resilient to the abiotic and biotic stress associated with climate change. Finally, we propose methods for the greater adoption of intercropping in European agriculture by unlocking farming systems from upstream and downstream barriers, with the aim of developing more sustainable agricultural and food systems.

Authors/Creators:Jensen, Erik Steen and Chongtham, Iman Raj and Dhamala, Nawa Raj and Rodriguez Gonzalez, Carolina and Carton, Nicolas and Carlsson, Georg
Title:Diversifying European agricultural systems by intercropping grain legumes and cereals
Series Name/Journal:International journal of agriculture and natural resources
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:47
Page range:174-186
Number of Pages:13
Publisher:PONTIFICIA UNIV CATOLICA CHILE, FAC AGRONOMIA INGENIERIA FORESTAL
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:Z - SLU - Library > Odla mera
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:Agroecology, ecological intensification, food security, mixed cropping, multi-actor approach, nitrogen use, sustainability
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110339
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-110339
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Type of IDID
DOI10.7764/ijanr.v47i3.2241
Web of Science (WoS)000604561900003
ID Code:21804
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)
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Deposited On:01 Feb 2021 08:43
Metadata Last Modified:02 Feb 2021 05:01

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