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Can intercropping help with weed management?

Diverse rotations are a key aspect of the Big 6 and intercropping, despite its challenges, can provide opportunities for improving soils, weeds and risk management.

This WeedSmart webinar outlines the principles of mixing different crops together, and how intercropping may provide weed management options for growers.

Dr Andrew Fletcher is a farming systems scientist at CSIRO who is passionate about the emerging role of diverse cropping systems. He is joined by WeedSmart southern extension agronomist, Greg Condon.

Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of intercropping and companion cropping
  • Australian intercropping data
  • Canadian intercropping data
  • Implications for weed management
  • Examples of in-paddock applications

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