Diversifying cropping options for the brown soils through intercropping

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Disease Management
  • Root Rots
  • Soil Health
  • Weed Management

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Myriam R. Fernandez

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


To determine if intercrops can reduce weed populations compared to sole noncompetitive crops, and the following spring wheat. To determine the nitrogen (N) benefit from legumes in intercrops to the following wheat compared to sole legume crops and green manure. To determine if intercrops have less disease than monocrops, and effect of previous intercrops/sole crops on leaf/root diseases. To determine the yield and quality of crops in intercrops at various ratios and of the following wheat, compared to monocrops. To determine the optimal seed ratio of the intercrops for achieving the greatest agronomic and economic benefit.

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Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2016 - 2019


Western Grains Research Foundation, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission

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