Plant more than one crop per field (intercropping)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
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Modern agricultural fields normally only contain a single crop, making sowing and harvest easier for the farmer. However, for sedentary butterfly and moth species, this may reduce the availability of resources. Planting more than one crop per field may increase the diversity of resources available for butterflies and moths, enabling less mobile species in particular to make better use of the landscape.
For studies on increasing diversity across a farm or farmed landscape, see “Increase crop diversity across a farm or farmed landscape”.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Butterfly and Moth Conservation
Butterfly and Moth Conservation - Published 2022
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