Launch of the ReMIX website: redesigning European cropping systems based on species mixtures
Species mixtures, also known as intercrops, crop associations or ‘plant teams’, are well known for their ability to enhance resource use efficiency, improve the control of pests, diseases and weeds and increase crop productivity and resilience in variable climatic conditions. However, a number of practical challenges, such as the absence of specific adapted varieties for mixes and the lack of locally adapted management practices hinder their widespread adoption in Europe.
The ReMIX project will tackle the main aspects related to the introduction of species mixtures in EU agricultural systems, by addressing the agricultural value chain as a whole. ReMIX is a 4-year collaborative research programme that will produce scientifically credible, but also socially valuable new knowledge, both for conventional and organic agricultural systems. It is funded by the EU in the frame of the Horizon 2020 programme. For more information, visit the website, and follow ReMIX on Twitter and Facebook.
This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 727217. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provide