Strip cultivation is a nature-based solution for more biodiversity in arable farming. Colleagues Wijnand Sukkel and Dirk van Apeldoorn explain this in the Dutch radio programme Vroege Vogels. From the project Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilient and Circular Food Systems we learned that when big monocultures are harvested, all food and hiding places, insects and birds are gone at once. With strip cultivation we create a lot of diversity in the crops, which has a major positive effect on biodiversity. Beneficially, natural enemies of a disease or plague are always nearby.
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