Multistory systems often existed for centuries in tropical areas without major disease problems. Combining manipulations of plant architecture and shade, the use of landraces, and a diversity of species, multistory systems may provide useful models for other areas in the tropics.
Diagram of home garden system in Indonesia.
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More traditional agricultural methods :
| Mulching |
| Slash/Mulch | Frijol Tapado / Web Blight |
| Manipulating Shade | Burning | Flooding |
| Multiple Cropping | Using Organic Amendments |
| Rotations | Fallow | Raised Beds |
| Crop Diversity | Storage Practices |
| Multistory Systems |
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