alley cropping


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alley cropping

n.
A method of planting in which rows of a crop are sown between rows or hedges of nitrogen-fixing plants, the roots of which enrich the soil.
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10 climate smart demonstration farms (Inga, cacao and coffee agroforestry) have been established within at least 6 MGL communities, including 1 model integrated farming system (inclusive of at least Inga alley cropping and agroforestry)
The results showed that different nitrogen levels had significant (pless than 0.05) effect on number of productive tillers, grains per spike, 1000-grain weight and grain yield in each alley cropping system.
For instance, by planting vegetables under canopies of fruit, nut or legume trees--a technique known as "alley cropping"--you'll buffer the vegetable crops from temperature extremes and minimize potential danger from harsh climatic events such as hailstorms.
The hypothesis of this research is that nitrogen does not increase oat tolerance to negative interference from trees, so oat tillering persistence during grain production is not modified by nitrogen at distances relative to eucalyptus tracks in the alley cropping agroforestry system (ACS).
Amongst the agroforestry systems practiced in Nigeria are integrated "taungya", alley cropping, shelter belts, home garden and boarder planting.
Chinese systems (ridge tillage, contour cultivation, plastic mulch and INCOPLAST) were modified and adapted to Thai conditions, particularly with the use of local alley cropping techniques.
Oke and Kadeba [11] in a study to determine the effects of four land use systems ; natural fallow, Cajanus fallow, alley cropping and continue cropping on the Nitrate content of an Alfisol.
* Alley cropping. Agroforestry is a type of system where trees or shrubs are grown for harvest alongside other crops.
The Effect of Mycorrhizal Inoculation on Productivity of Cassava and Hedgerow Trees in Continuing Alley Cropping System in Ajibode Village, Nigeria.
ALLEY CROPPING SYSTEMS can be designed for the joint production of herbage, livestock, and wood fiber.