ratoon


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ra·toon

 (ră-to͞on′)
n.
A shoot sprouting from a plant base, as in the banana, pineapple, or sugarcane.
v. ra·tooned, ra·toon·ing, ra·toons
v.intr.
To produce or grow as a ratoon.
v.tr.
To propagate (a crop) from ratoons.

[Spanish retoño, sprout, from retoñar, to sprout : re-, again (from Latin; see re-) + otoñar, to grow in autumn (from otoño, autumn, from Latin autumnus; see autumn).]

ratoon

(ræˈtuːn) or

rattoon

n
(Agriculture) a new shoot that grows from near the root or crown of crop plants, esp the sugar cane, after the old growth has been cut back
vb
(Agriculture) to propagate or cause to propagate by such a growth
[C18: from Spanish retoño young shoot, from re- + otoñar to sprout in autumn, from otoño autumn]

ra•toon

(ræˈtun)
n.
1. a sprout or shoot from the root of a plant, esp. a sugarcane, after it has been cropped.
v.i., v.t.
2. to put forth or cause to put forth ratoons.
[1625–35; < Sp retoño sprout, derivative of retoñar to sprout again in the fall]

ratoon


Past participle: ratooned
Gerund: ratooning

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have ratooned
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Future Continuous
I will be ratooning
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ratooning
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ratooning
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would ratoon
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Past Conditional
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References in classic literature ?
Naturally, it did not all mature at once, but I had planted in such succession that I could grind for nine months steadily, while more was being planted and the ratoons were springing up.
The Trichogramma was applied through inundative and inoculative release methods in ratoon crop of sugar cane in different varieties i.
Mulching has been shown to increase the yield of sugarcane in plants and successive ratoon crops Gajera and Ahlawat 2002 Singh et al.
In this system, the trash is not burned and the dry leaves, top shoots, and green leaves that have been chopped are thrown on the soil surface, forming a covering layer of plant material near the base of ratoon stalks and tillers.
in normal and ratoon crop of brinjal (Solanum melongena L.
The experimental site received irrigation (25 mm) after the second harvest to ensure ratoon crop establishment.
Sugarcane management practices are influenced by climate, soil type, composition and structure, land preparation, irrigation and drainage requirements, variety and ratoon management, pest management, availability of skilled labor, and harvesting methods (Chapter 5).
The new test screens sugarcane plants for resistance to ratoon stunting disease (RSD), which causes higher sugarcane losses worldwide than any other disease -- up to 30 percent in some areas.
For sugarcane, inability to time water applications correctly and highly imbalanced use of fertiliser, unsuitable planting time and poor ratoon management are severe problems.
The singular ratoon crop in Sindh average around 200-250 maunds per acre.
The genotypes were evaluated during three crop cycles (plant cane, 1st ratoon and 2nd ratoon), during the cropping seasons of2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (Table 2).