Key Messages 
Farmers can choose from a variety of cover crops and intercrops to add nitrogen, control weeds, protect soil and/or increase soil organic matter. Utilizing winter plant cover is not only a preventative measure to mitigate climate change impacts, it is also an important method to improve soil structure, sustainable farming methods and cost savings in terms of reducing farmers’ reliance on fertilizer. Intercropping consists of growing two or more crops in proximity in the same field during a growing season in order to promote interaction between them. It can support yield improvement and stability, by increasing resilience, protection against pests and diseases. It can be combined with catch crops.