Today’s industrial cropping systems are characterised by large-scale monocultures, which are intrinsically dependent on agro-chemical inputs. This allows attaining high yields. But it undermines other ecosystem services, such as pest and disease suppression and nutrient recycling.
During this tour, we will visit a systems experiment at the Droevendaal Farm. Here, we are investigating options for the ecological intensification of crop production by diversification of cropping systems. Worth a visit!