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CropCast – Intercropping

Welcome to CropCast, your go to podcast for all the latest information on arable crops. Each month, SAC advisor, Tiffany Mactaggart will be joined by a range of industry experts, bringing you timely updates to help you make decisions in the field.

Producer George Gauley, Editor Iain Boyd, Executive Producer Kerry Hammond, in association with the Scottish Government

In this episode Tiffany Mactaggart is joined by Gordon Whiteford from lower Mill of Tynet farm, who uses intercropping as a technique to produce crops to produce feed for his Banffshire based business, highland eggs.

Tiffany is also joined by Dr Robin Walker, a senior researcher focusing on low input cropping systems to discuss his research and the potential benefits of intercropping to both arable and mixed farmers.

If you are in Scotland and interested in taking part of the intercrop VALUES project, which Robin is involved in, please contact Robin

Linked Resources

The current intercropping project SRUC and SAOS are involved with is the EU funded Intercrop VALUES project.    (

If you are a farmer, maltster or craft brewer in Scotland and are interested in being a part of the Intercrop VALUES project, Robin would be keen to hear from you. Robin & team plan to explore potential problems and solutions within the value chain of high-quality craft beer made from barley that has been produced using intercrops, e.g., barley undersown with grass-clover, or barley grown in a mixture with a grain legume such as pea. Please contact

There is a range of intercropping information already available from some of SRUC’s previous projects, such as the ReMIX brochure (PDF) and the YouTube channel ( These will soon be transferred across to the Intercrop VALUES YouTube channel (IntercropVALUES – YouTube) and website once fully up and running as the project progresses. For further information, please contact

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