Do Tomatoes Love Basil but Hate Brussels Sprouts? Competition and Land-Use Efficiency of Popularly Recommended and Discouraged Crop Mixtures in Biointensive Agriculture Systems

@article{Bomford2009DoTL,
  title={Do Tomatoes Love Basil but Hate Brussels Sprouts? Competition and Land-Use Efficiency of Popularly Recommended and Discouraged Crop Mixtures in Biointensive Agriculture Systems},
  author={Michael K. Bomford},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Agriculture},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={396 - 417}
}
  • M. Bomford
  • Published 5 May 2009
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
Biointensive agriculture (BIA) is a suite of small-scale agricultural practices that include the use of high-density mixed plantings. It has been promoted to gardeners and resource-limited farmers as a sustainable organic vegetable production method that makes efficient use of land, water, and other resources. Certain crop mixtures are popularly recommended for use in BIA systems (e.g., tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum Mill., and basil, Osimum basilicum L.); others are discouraged (e.g., tomato… 
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