Reading, UK

The British research field trial was established in 2022 in the University of Reading farm in Sonning, Berkshire.

Pedo-climatic zone:

  • Temperate and moist climate
  • Sandy loam


  • Winter wheat intercropped with faba bean (50:50)
  • Spring wheat intercropped with lupin (50:50)
  • Spring wheat intercropped with soybean (50:50)

Intercrop configuration: alternate row

Parameters that will be measured:

  • Crop yield (quantity and quality)
  • Soil physico-chemical properties
  • Nitrate leaching
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Microbial community composition and functional diversity