Intercropping for Sustainability

 

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Programme

MONDAY 18 JANUARY 2020

Welcome and Introduction

SESSION ONE

The Crop Diversification Cluster of Horizon 2020 projects

Platform Presentations

Parallel Session One A: Nutrient and Pest Management (I)

Choosing species and spatial arrangements for yield and weed control in soybean-based
intercropping

Nitrogen effects on pea-barley intercrop productivity compared to sole crops in Denmark. Under
review in: Sustainability: Land Management and Sustainable Agricultural Production

Weed suppression and yield of sole and intercropped grain legumes under the conditions of
organic farming

Sustainable management of the insect pest complex in winter oilseed rape: The case of
intercropping

Antagonistic responses to crop diversification at two levels of fertilizer and herbicide application

DISCUSSION

Parallel Session One B: Intercropping for Yield Benefits

Using the land equivalent ratio to compare the productivity of agroforestry systems at different scenarios

Diversifying crop rotation sequences with grain legume/cereal intercrops and legume/grass cover crops

Alternative approaches to home-grown protein production: Yield and quality characteristics of micro-silage made from legume-cereal intercrops

Is there a role for intercropping in Australian dryland cropping systems to increase yield and reduce risk – a review

Tephrosia fallow enhances grain yield of maize-common bean intercrops: Results from a
demonstration trial in western Kenya

DISCUSSION

 

SESSION TWO


Multispecies interactions in the pest control system of shade coffee in the Americas

LIVE Q&A WITH JOHN VANDERMEER

Platform Presentations

Parallel Session Two A: Environmental Benefits and Ecosystem Services

Potential for legume-cereal relay intercropping in enhancing plant-soil-AMF interactions and
yield

Complex intercropping of winter oilseed rape with frost sensitive service plants: How to explain

ecosystem services variability?

Effects of barley-pea intercropping on soil organic decomposition rates

Intercrops enhance soil conditions, an example of the organic fodder case study site at The Netherlands

Multi-species grasslands: diversity enhances forage crop multifunctionality

DISCUSSION

Parallel Session Two B: Nutrient and Pest Management (II)

Wheat-pea intercrop affects activity density and biocontrol potential of generalist predators

The impact of a spring bean companion crop in oilseed rape on cabbage stem flea beetle pressure, nitrogen interactions and yield in the East Anglia

Shifting historical monocrop rotations with intercropping can promote soil phosphorus fertility when multi-nutrient enriched compost was amended in semi-arid regions

N fertilization affects complementarity and dominance differently depending on crop mixtures

DISCUSSION

END OF SESSION

SESSION THREE: Poster Session (Poster Presentations within Breakout Rooms)

Intercropping reduces plant disease incidence regardless of fertilizer input; a meta-analysis

Dry matter accumulation and translocation in maize/peanut intercropping in response to N input

Intercropping maize and soybean increases efficiency of land and fertilizer nitrogen use; a meta-analysis

A meta-analysis on weed suppression in annual intercropping

Intercropping grain legumes with cereals: a promising approach to spread legume crops in Central Italy

Discerning mechanisms behind disease reduction in faba bean and pea intercropped with cereals

Shade Effects in Silvoarable Agroforestry Systems in Switzerland

Intercropping of oat and pea to address field heterogeneity

A role for agroforestry in reducing ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant livestock
systems

Effect of fertilization and water stress on growth and yield of common bean intercropped with corn

Spatial variation of grain yields in a field-scale pea-barley intercrop

Diversification strategies of cropping systems including intercropping: learning from Syppre® devices

Barrier and enablers of intercropping in the UK

The impact of clover intercropping on yield, margin and soil properties in a long running UK field
experiment

(Re) Introduce ‘the three sisters’ for machine harvest in Austria

Across time analysis of morphological and physiological traits in grassland plant mixtures versus monocultures

Use of appropriate breeding methodology for selecting appropriate cultivar for intercropping

Assessment of mixtures of legumes and cereals in Spanish Mediterranean farming systems

Potential of agricultural grass cultivars for increasing water infiltration and soil organic carbon

Plant traits, plasticity and their impact on performance of wheat-pea species mixtures: evaluation of
contrasting wheat genotypes

Optimising intercrops for Western Kenya

Intercropping of melon and cowpea can improve melon production and ecosystem services

Use of intercropping for a better resource use efficiency in a Mediterranean climate

Optimising species complementarities in mixed cropping systems to secure local protein supply

Yield and quality of four annual forage mixtures versus individual components

Minimalist Mixture Model (M3): A tool to explore the plant team performance under different nitrogen
inputs and pedoclimatic conditions

An agricultural diversification trial by patchy field arrangements at the landscape level: Scientific
Objectives and Experimental Design

Root trait variation within a wheat/faba bean intercrop system during the early growing stage

Leaf functional traits of maize in intercrops

Plant-soil and plant-plant interactions in winter oilseed rape intercropped with service plants: are there
functional differences between species?

Rhizobium effect on lateral root development of pea under various nitrate concentrations in the early
growth: A phenotype interview

Rhizoboxes intercropping effect root morphology and rhizosphere

DIVERSiplotter – a tool for field data visualization based on the DIVERSify intercropping trials

Evaluation of maize and soybean intercropping on soil quality and nitrogen transformations in Nigerian
loamy soil

Simulation of pea-barley intercrop productivity using DAISY model

A qualitative model to predict Acyrthosiphon pisum infestations in pea crops and pea-wheat intercrops

Multi-dimensional trait space in cereal-legume mixtures: an analysis across environments and plant
teams

Improving the economic value of species mixtures through harvesting and grain separation jointed
management

 

TUESDAY 19 JANUARY 2020

 

Welcome and Introduction

 

SESSION FOUR:Innovations and Tools

Breaking barriers to plant team polycultures: A role for PAT, modern machinery and novel products?

Large field trials as platforms to develop digital tools for intercropping

Intercropping for sustainable agriculture: theory, mechanisms and multifunctionality

Using spatially explicit plant competition models to optimise productivity in intercropping

Breeding climbing beans for intercropping with maize: From research to application

Creating a typology of crop diversity tools (TypoCrop)

11 Multi actor platforms on mixed cropping across Europe; Technical and socio-economic
experiences

 

DISCUSSION

 

SESSION FIVE: Poster Session (Poster Presentations within Breakout Rooms)

Intercropping reduces plant disease incidence regardless of fertilizer input; a meta-analysis

Dry matter accumulation and translocation in maize/peanut intercropping in response to N input

Intercropping maize and soybean increases efficiency of land and fertilizer nitrogen use; a meta-analysis

A meta-analysis on weed suppression in annual intercropping

Intercropping grain legumes with cereals: a promising approach to spread legume crops in Central Italy

Wheat-faba bean temporary consociation in organic farming in a Mediterranean environment

Discerning mechanisms behind disease reduction in faba bean and pea intercropped with cereals

Shade Effects in Silvoarable Agroforestry Systems in Switzerland

Intercropping of oat and pea to address field heterogeneity

A role for agroforestry in reducing ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant livestock
systems

Effect of fertilization and water stress on growth and yield of common bean intercropped with corn

Spatial variation of grain yields in a field-scale pea-barley intercrop

Diversification strategies of cropping systems including intercropping: learning from Syppre® devices

Barrier and enablers of intercropping in the UK

The impact of clover intercropping on yield, margin and soil properties in a long running UK field
experiment

(Re) Introduce ‘the three sisters’ for machine harvest in Austria

Across time analysis of morphological and physiological traits in grassland plant mixtures versus
monocultures

Use of appropriate breeding methodology for selecting appropriate cultivar for intercropping

Assessment of mixtures of legumes and cereals in Spanish Mediterranean farming systems

Potential of agricultural grass cultivars for increasing water infiltration and soil organic carbon

Plant traits, plasticity and their impact on performance of wheat-pea species mixtures: evaluation of
contrasting wheat genotypes

Optimising intercrops for Western Kenya

Intercropping of melon and cowpea can improve melon production and ecosystem services

Use of intercropping for a better resource use efficiency in a Mediterranean climate

Optimising species complementarities in mixed cropping systems to secure local protein supply

Yield and quality of four annual forage mixtures versus individual components

Minimalist Mixture Model (M3): A tool to explore the plant team performance under different nitrogen
inputs and pedoclimatic conditions

An agricultural diversification trial by patchy field arrangements at the landscape level: Scientific
Objectives and Experimental Design

Root trait variation within a wheat/faba bean intercrop system during the early growing stage

Leaf functional traits of maize in intercrops

Plant-soil and plant-plant interactions in winter oilseed rape intercropped with service plants: are there
functional differences between species?

Rhizobium effect on lateral root development of pea under various nitrate concentrations in the early
growth: A phenotype interview

Rhizoboxes intercropping effect root morphology and rhizosphere

DIVERSiplotter – a tool for field data visualization based on the DIVERSify intercropping trials

Evaluation of maize and soybean intercropping on soil quality and nitrogen transformations in Nigerian
loamy soil

Simulation of pea-barley intercrop productivity using DAISY model

A qualitative model to predict Acyrthosiphon pisum infestations in pea crops and pea-wheat intercrops

Multi-dimensional trait space in cereal-legume mixtures: an analysis across environments and plant
teams

Improving the economic value of species mixtures through harvesting and grain separation jointed
management

SESSION SIX: Discussion Panel with farming practitioners

 

WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY 2020

Welcome and Introduction

 SESSION SEVEN

LIVE Q&A WITH BERNHARD SCHMID

Platform Presentations

Parallel Session Six A: New approaches to investigate intercropping mechanisms

Using plant traits to understand the contribution of biodiversity effects to community productivity
in an agricultural system

Intercropping maize with Andean lupin: A view to the roots

Genetic drivers for mixture performance in pea and barley

Water use and water source of six different crop species in mixed cultures

DISCUSSION

Parallel Session Seven B: Species, varieties and sowing arrangements (I)

Syndromes of production in intercropping: How management strategies impact yield gains

Crop Management – how does it affect the performance of intercrops?

Performance of faba bean-wheat mixture under diverse Mediterranean environments

DISCUSSION

SESSION EIGHT

Welcome and Introduction

LIVE Q&A WITH MARIA FINCKH

Platform Presentations

Parallel Session Eight A: Species, varieties and sowing arrangements (II)

Wheat-pea species mixtures as resource efficient and high-performance food cropping systems:
evaluation of contrasting wheat genotypes

Varietal key-traits to optimise agronomic efficiency of winter wheat - pea mixtures

Strip intercropping of maize, wheat, pea and faba bean in the Netherlands: Which species
combinations are advantageous?

Effect of spring wheat and faba bean intercropping design on crop productivity and climatic
risks

Reliability of growth cycle and architectural characteristics as criteria for intercropping design
in market gardening: strategies to cluster vegetable crops according to their architecture

DISCUSSION

Parallel Session Eight B: New approaches to investigate intercropping mechanisms (II)

Grain yield stability of individual cereal-legume mixtures grown across Europe

Coordinating big data in agriculture: a feasible example

Increasing plant diversity reduces reproductive effort in annual crops

Recent advances in intercropping modelling: The new version of the STICS soil-crop model
simulates consistently a wide range of bi-specific annual intercrops

EcosysteMIX: an interactive web app to design crop mixtures combining empirical and scientific
knowledge

DISCUSSION

SESSION NINE: Film premiere and closing remarks

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