Report ‘Strip cropping in practice’
Strip cropping has many advantages:
- The yield is comparable to a monoculture
- There are fewer opportunities for pests and diseases
- There is much more biodiversity
- And it is practicable!
ERF BV and Hemus have therefore been experimenting with how to integrate agriculture and nature. As organic growers, we want a more resilient cultivation system as well as more biodiversity. We have therefore been exploring since 2017 how to apply strip cropping (and since 2022 also agroforestry). How do you create more (bio)diversity while keeping it profitable and feasible? We are investigating this together with WUR and the Practice Network for Strip Cropping. We are happy to share our practical knowledge here.