intercropping


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in·ter·crop

 (ĭn′tər-krŏp′)
v. in·ter·cropped, in·ter·crop·ping, in·ter·crops
v.intr.
To grow more than one crop in the same field, especially in alternating rows or sections.
v.tr.
To plant (a crop) in the same field with another.

in′ter·crop′ n.

intercropping

A method of growing quick-maturing vegetables between widely spaced, longer-term crops to make efficient use of the growing area.
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Relative time of planting and spatial arrangement for soybean/maize intercropping.
In the present study effects of intercropping and plant spacing were recorded in onion field plots as a management tool against T.
Thus, keeping in view the limitations and constraints faced by the farmers busy in livestock production, a comprehensive study was conducted to monitor effect of grass-legumes intercropping, inoculation or fertilizer application on soil fertility status.
Other advantages of intercropping are efficient use of labour and food security as it provides insurance against crop failure or against unstable market prices for a given commodity, especially in areas subject to extreme weather conditions such as drought and flood.
Yield per unit area can be augmented by cultivating high yielding varieties, use of agrochemicals and intake of intercropping in our cropping system.
A two year (2009-2011) experiment was conducted to investigate effect of pepper-garlic intercropping system on soil biology and nutrient profile in plastic tunnel to overcome continuous monocropping obstacles.
We hypothesise that intercropping cover crops under Chinese hickory stands may significantly increase SOC stock and labile organic C concentrations, and improve microbial community functional diversity.
Damage can be minimised by intercropping them with onions or covering them with a fine mesh.
His field research indicates that additive treatments may be the most efficient intercropping approach for producing romaine lettuce hearts, where smaller lettuce plants are desired.
The diversity of agroecosystems can affect populations of insect pests and their natural enemies, and intercropping may provide resources such as food, alternative prey and hosts, and shelter for the natural enemies.
The OLC promotes environmental sustainability through use of organic inputs, planting trees, intercropping to protect soil condition, by training farmers in water management techniques, and by helping farmers generate income from coffee-farming byproducts--such as mushrooms cultivated from coffee pulp.
The study was also investigated the changes of soil quality after 3 years of biochar application on two different cropping systems (mono culture and intercropping system)