Strawberry Intercropping with Vegetables for Proper Utilization of Space and Resources

Karlidag H. , YILDIRIM E.

JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, cilt.33, ss.107-116, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10440040802587462
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.107-116


A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the productivity of strawberry-vegetable intercropping systems on the basis of growth, yield, and land equivalent ratio (LER). Strawberry '216' (Fragaria x ananassa L. Duch.) as main crop was intercropped with cos lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. longifoila) 'Yedikule 44,' radish (Raphanus sativus L.) 'Cherry Belle,' and onion (Allium cepa L.) 'Corum.' Additive design technique was employed to formulate mixture populations. Each intercrop was planted between strawberry rows in separate plots. All crops were also grown in pure stands. Results of this study indicated that different intercropping systems compared with sole cropsystoms did not affect some fruit chemical characteristics and yield of strawberries. The values of LER appeared to be greater than 1 under intercropping systems. The results obtained in this study pointed out that strawberry-vegetable intercropping systems might increase total yield and productivity.