Crop diversification across scale

Sustainability Assessment of Diversified Cropping Systems


Diversified cropping systems have been highlighted as a way to enhance sustainability since the combination of crop diversification practices through spatial and temporal scales may support ecosystem functioning. This research project explored the effects of crop and cropping system diversification in the functions and compositions of agroecosystems in the Scania region in Sweden.

(a) Intercropping cereal-legumes

(b) cover crops

(c) Green manures

Figure 1: Crop diversification practices