The partnered projects focus on developing and improving intercropping practices to diversify crop systems. The meeting aims to attract both scientists and agricultural stakeholders from a wide range of regions and farming systems to obtain feedback on research findings and industry-relevant tools, discuss intercropping uptake and practical application, and guide future developments in intercropping research.
Potential sessions include:
- Species combinations, crop varieties and sowing arrangements that optimise agronomic efficiency
- New approaches to investigate the mechanisms that underpin the benefits of crop species mixtures
- Environmental benefits of intercropping (e.g. for soil, water, biodiversity) and delivery of ecosystem services
- Crop diversity for resilience under a changing climate Nutrient and weed/pest/disease management with intercropping
- Intercropping as part of a sustainable farming system, including agroforestry
- Timings of management operations and mechanical innovations
- Novel practical tools, including modelling and decision-aids, for scientists, agronomists, farmers and breeders for optimising multi-species cropping
The conference partners are committed to running this conference on the 19th - 20th January 2021. Due to uncertainty about COVID-19, associated regulations and travel guidance, we are flexible about the format of the event (meet in person, virtually or hybrid). We will make a decision about the final format as soon as we can. Stay updated by checking the website, signing up for the AAB email updates, and following them on their social media platforms.
Date: January 19-20, 2021, from 9.0 to 17.00 GMT
Place: University of Reading, UK
Registration: to come soon...
Deadlines: Call for papers deadline September 7th, 2020
cvent: Registration and abstract submission on the AAB website.
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