Intercropping Beans and Triticale, Sonning Farm, Berkshire

Trial Facts

Organisation: 
University of Reading
Region: 
South East England
Key Farming Practices: 
Diversified rotation
Intercropping
Research Background: 

Intercropping cereals and pulses can have a beneficial impact on a number of factors including weed control and harvestability. This trial at the University of Reading Crop Research Centre compared intercrops of beans and triticale to monocrop comparisons in spring and winter sown crops, looking at the impact on weed control, lodging and yield. 

Trial Design: 

Intercropping - Beans & Triticale

David Casebow describes a recent trial conducted at Reading University to look at the impact of intercropping Beans & Triticale on weeds, lodging and yield.