The introduction of strip cropping into the mid-Adriatic region
Strip cropping is rarely used in Italy. Practical and scientific knowledge need to be developed in order to apply strip cropping appropriately in this region which has high levels of variation in the size and topography of farm fields and heterogeneous equipment among holdings. The application of strip cropping can be of particular relevance for farmers interested in growing minor species and local cultivars that form a part of local culinary heritage, since these crops can be made more viable through strip cropping (since it can boost their yields and decrease their cultivation needs).
Identifying the best combinations of plant species, so that the farming practices necessary for one crop do not negatively interfere with those of the other.
Defining optimal strip and field widths, taking into account the width of machinery (especially for tillage and harvesting) in order to reduce unproductive headlands and working time.