Details

All vine species of the genus Curcubita can be intercropped with Zea mays. If the latter is not planted too densely, the thin leaves allow plenty of light to reach the ground and vines of the former can spread and its large leaves provide ground cover to retain moisture and prevent compaction and nutrient leeching from rain.

Left member

Cucurbita

Right member

Zea mays

Direction

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Effect

Spacial optimisation, Moisture retention

Impact

Neutral