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Practices and Strategies

Do Mixed Variety Crops Have To Be A “Dog’s Breakfast”? 

The Western Producer. 2005

Six things to consider when intercropping
Grainews. 2013

Interest in Intercropping Increasing
The Western Producer. 2003

Pasture cropping: An integrated approach to grain and pasture production.
Permaculture Research Institute. 2012

Cultivar Mixtures, Cover Crops, and Intercropping with Organic Spring Wheat.
Natural Systems Agriculture. 2006

Agronomic Benefits of Intercropping Annual Crops in Manitoba.
Natural Systems Agriculture. 2004

How to make organic no-till work for field crops in Southern Manitoba
Natural Systems Agriculture. 2013

Do Wheat Cultivar Mixtures Maintain Yield and Suppress Weeds Under Organic Management.
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada. 2006

Soil microbial communities and grain quality as affected by spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivar and grain mixtures in organic and conventional management systems.
University of Alberta. 2011

The effect of intercropping systems and cultivar mixtures on weed and disease suppression in organically managed spring wheat.
University of Manitoba. 2006

Intercropping Chickpea with Flax. Saskatchewan Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies Research Report.
South East Research Farm. 2015.

Intercropping Field Pea Varieties for Organic Production. 
Saskatchewan Agriculture Development. 2013

Availability of late-season heat and water resources for relay and double cropping with winter wheat in prairie Canada.
Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 2005

Ecological Farming Systems on the Canadian Prairies: A Path to Profitability, Sustainability and Resilience.
University of Manitoba. 2013

Seeded Legume Cover Crops for Late Season Production.
Natural Systems Agriculture. 2004

Chickpea Flax Intercropping. Saskatchewan Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies, Final Report
Wheatland Conservation Area Inc. 2015