Mixed intercropping


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

All crops

Description of the measure

Production of different crops on one field, such as oat/peas, rye/peas, field beans/oat

Comments on sustainability

Different crops have different characteristics such as nutrient suitability, water demands, root growing, temperatures and vulnerability for pests and diseases. This diversity spreads the economic risk, improves the soil structure and the diversity of the soil organisms. Legumes can store nitrogen which can lead to a reduced need for mineral fertiliser.