The Agronomists, Ep 151: Intercropping success with Maryse Bourgault and Lana Shaw


Intercropping is the practice of growing two or more crops seeded at the same time (in one pass or two) that are then also harvested at the same time. The seeds are separated post-harvest, and the yield can, at times, out yield what each crop would have yielded on its own.

But not all crops work well in an intercrop scenario, and matching maturities of the crop types and figuring out weed control can be an issue. Still, more yield, perhaps some input savings, and better water use efficiency are all possible positive outcomes of the practice.

To explore more about intercrops on this episode of The Agronomists, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by Dr. Maryse Bourgault of the University of Saskatchewan and Lana Shaw of the South East Research Farm.

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