Science University Research Symposium (SURS)

Publication Date



Sciences and Mathematics, College of


Biology, Department of

SURS Faculty Advisor

Dr. Darlene Panvini

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


Growing crops together in the same plot, also known as intercropping, can increase soil nutrient quality and growth patterns for plants of different species. The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effect of intercropping on the growth of garlic planted on a green roof, specifically the question, “does garlic grow better in a mixed group of different species, or better in a primarily single-species group?” We divided a 2-meter plot in half, one half was devoted to garlic only while the second plot was garlic mixed with strawberries and chili peppers. We predicted that the garlic in the plot with mixed plants would grow better compared to the single species (garlic) plot. We chose this topic to explore the growth performance of edible plants so that future crop producers might have more knowledge about effective growing methods and intercropping.

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Botany Commons



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