Sustainable horticultural crop production through intercropping: the case of fruits and vegetable crops: a review.

  title={Sustainable horticultural crop production through intercropping: the case of fruits and vegetable crops: a review.},
  author={George Ouma and Pascaline Jeruto},
  journal={Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America},
  • G. OumaP. Jeruto
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Biology
  • Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America
Sustainable agriculture seeks to at least use nature as the model for designing agricultural systems. Since nature integrates her plants and animals into diverse landscape, a major tenet of sustainable agriculture is efficiency and lack of waste products in nature. When domestication of crops replaced hunting and gathering of food, landscape changed accordingly. By producing a limited selection of crop plants and animals, human kind has substantially reduced the level of biological diversity… 


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Crop Rotation and Intercropping Strategies for Weed Management.

  • M. LiebmanE. Dyck
  • Biology, Medicine
    Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • 1993
Results of a literature survey indicate that weed population density and biomass production may be markedly reduced using crop rotation (temporal diversification) and intercropping (spatial

Insect, weed and plant disease management in multiple cropping systems.

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Studies on mixtures of maize and beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) with particular reference to plant population

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Competitive Effects of a Short Duration, Bush Type Cowpea When Intercropped With Cotton in Zimbabwe

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