Changing the future of food and farming

Intercropping for sustainability

Event Date : January 19, 2021 - January 20, 2021

DIVERSify and ReMIX team up with the Association of Applied Biologists to host this joint event at the University of Reading

The partner projects (including DIVERSify) focus on developing and improving intercropping practices to diversify crop systems. The meeting aims to attract both scientists and agricultural stakeholders from a wide range of regions and farming systems to obtain feedback on research findings and industry-relevant tools, discuss intercropping uptake and practical application, and guide future developments in intercropping research.

Potential sessions include:

  • Species combinations, crop varieties and sowing arrangements that optimise agronomic efficiency
  • New approaches to investigate the mechanisms that underpin the benefits of crop species mixtures
  • Environmental benefits of intercropping (e.g. for soil, water, biodiversity) and delivery of ecosystem services
  • Crop diversity for resilience under a changing climate Nutrient and weed/pest/disease management with intercropping
  • Intercropping as part of a sustainable farming system, including agroforestry
  • Timings of management operations and mechanical innovations
  • Novel practical tools, including modelling and decision-aids, for scientists, agronomists, farmers and breeders for optimising multi-species cropping

The Call for Papers deadline is 7th September 2020

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