Intercropping can potentially result in higher yields, healthier soil and less chemical inputs, which likely results in a more resilient farm. Dr. Eric Bremer explains in this episode.
Andy Kirschenman’s (Hilda, AB) article on intercropping and companion cropping.
Intercropping: Experimenting for Diversity
University of Manitoba study on intercropping
Brief information on relay cropping
University of Regina study on dugouts sequestering nitrous oxide
Government of Australia study on intercropping and companion cropping
More intercropping information
Want to learn more?
Listen to our podcast episodes on Perennial Grain
with University of Alberta Phd candidate Erin Daly, Soil Biology
with Dr. Jeff Battigelli of the University of Alberta and The Brown Revolution
with Dr. Kristine Nichols. For accounts from producers experimenting with different types of cropping systems read Andy Kirschenman’s article and listen to our podcast episodes Organic No-till
and Adaptive Agriculture