Madrid, ES

The Spanish research field trial is located at the La Poveda farm of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in the Arganda del Rey municipality in central Spain. The research field trial was established in October 2022.

Pedo-climatic zone:

  • Semi-arid climate
  • Xerofluvent soil with loam texture


Alfalfa intercropped with barley

Intercrop configuration: mixed

Parameters that will be measured:

  • Crop yield (quantity and quality)
  • Soil physico-chemical properties
  • Enzyme activity of important nutrient cycles (nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon)
  • Microbial community composition and functional diversity
  • Greenhouse gas emissions