What is polyculture’s contribution to biodiversity?


Survey for growers investigating if small-scale diverse horticultural systems (polycultures) can contribute to biodiversity and nature conservation in the wider landscape.

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Buckwheat sown as a cover to allow grass seedlings to establish and prevent soil drying in the sun

Cover crop mixtures increase agroecosystem services

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Planting a multi-species mixture of cover crops – rather than a cover crop monoculture – between cash crops, provides increased agroecosystem services, or multifunctionality, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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