Data for: The impact of intercropping, cover cropping and management practices on soil and woody crops yield under Mediterranean conditions: a meta-analysis of field studies

Published: 25 November 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/yzyh767b6z.1
Raul Zornoza, Carlos Linares Perez, Angel Faz, Alicia Morugán-Coronado, MD Gómez-López


We provide the data and meta-data of a data mining performed on in SCOPUS, targeting peer reviewed articles published online until July 2019. The resulting database includes 187 experimental treatments from 46 peer-reviewed articles including the countries: Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Slovenia, Tunisia, Chile and the United States of America. Our study aimed to assess the implication of crop diversification, tillage and fertilization in Mediterranean orchards on soil nutrients, soil organic carbon and crop yield. For this purpose, we compared the use cover crops in the alleys related to mono-cropping, and the use of organic fertilizers and minimum tillage/no-tillage related to conventional mineral fertilizer and conventional tillage, respectively.



Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Soil Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Agroforestry, Conservation Agriculture, Intercropping, Cover Crop, Alley Cropping