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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.

intercrop

(ˌɪntəˈkrɒp)
n
(Agriculture) a crop grown between the rows of another crop
vb, -crops, -cropping or -cropped
(Agriculture) to grow (one crop) between the rows of (another)

in•ter•crop

(v. ˌɪn tərˈkrɒp; n. ˈɪn tərˌkrɒp)

v. -cropped, -crop•ping,
n. v.i.
1. to grow one crop between the rows of another, as in an orchard or field.
v.t.
2. to grow a crop between the rows of.
n.
3. a crop plant growing between plants of a different crop.
[1895–1900]

intercrop


Past participle: intercropped
Gerund: intercropping

Imperative
intercrop
intercrop
Present
I intercrop
you intercrop
he/she/it intercrops
we intercrop
you intercrop
they intercrop
Preterite
I intercropped
you intercropped
he/she/it intercropped
we intercropped
you intercropped
they intercropped
Present Continuous
I am intercropping
you are intercropping
he/she/it is intercropping
we are intercropping
you are intercropping
they are intercropping
Present Perfect
I have intercropped
you have intercropped
he/she/it has intercropped
we have intercropped
you have intercropped
they have intercropped
Past Continuous
I was intercropping
you were intercropping
he/she/it was intercropping
we were intercropping
you were intercropping
they were intercropping
Past Perfect
I had intercropped
you had intercropped
he/she/it had intercropped
we had intercropped
you had intercropped
they had intercropped
Future
I will intercrop
you will intercrop
he/she/it will intercrop
we will intercrop
you will intercrop
they will intercrop
Future Perfect
I will have intercropped
you will have intercropped
he/she/it will have intercropped
we will have intercropped
you will have intercropped
they will have intercropped
Future Continuous
I will be intercropping
you will be intercropping
he/she/it will be intercropping
we will be intercropping
you will be intercropping
they will be intercropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intercropping
you have been intercropping
he/she/it has been intercropping
we have been intercropping
you have been intercropping
they have been intercropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intercropping
you will have been intercropping
he/she/it will have been intercropping
we will have been intercropping
you will have been intercropping
they will have been intercropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intercropping
you had been intercropping
he/she/it had been intercropping
we had been intercropping
you had been intercropping
they had been intercropping
Conditional
I would intercrop
you would intercrop
he/she/it would intercrop
we would intercrop
you would intercrop
they would intercrop
Past Conditional
I would have intercropped
you would have intercropped
he/she/it would have intercropped
we would have intercropped
you would have intercropped
they would have intercropped
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The replanting of senile, unproductive coconut palms and planting of tree intercrops like coffee, cacao, black pepper, pineapple, and various fruit crops will take longer but will be lasting.
Corre-Hellou G, Dibet A, Hauggaard-Nielsen H, Crozat Y, Gooding M, Ambus P, Dahlmann C, von Fragstein P, Pristeri A, Monti M, Jensen ES (2011) The competitive ability of pea-barley intercrops against weeds and the interactions with crop productivity and soil N availability.
In Africa, legumes have been tested as components of grass-legume mixtures, used to reinforce native pastures, established as fodder-banks, planted as intercrops and in leys, and in some cases, sown under trees in plantations (Thomas and Sumberg, 1995).
However, soil cover crops compete with grain crops in intercrops under water deficit conditions, thus reducing their productive potential (Silva et al., 2014).
To improve biological yield, Pinto & Pinto (2012) claim that intercrops are very common in Northeast Brazil and aim to enhance the efficiency of production factors.
For the farmer, growing the legume has proved a quite profitable venture compared to the farming of the regular beansSince farmers in parts of western Kenya grow their crops in two seasons a year, Kageya intercrops the beans and maize in the first season then grows the beans alone in the second.But she not only grows the legume for the market.
Plant height of pearlmillet at maturity was statistically equal, but found higher in sole pearlmillet as compared to pearlmillet with intercrops (Table 1.) which might be attributed to higher cell elongation due to auxin accumulation in plants (Malik and Srivastava, 1982) and (Choudhary, 2009) moreover, light availability was comparatively lesser due to higher plant densities under sole crop.
In addition, there is no information on whether the choice of accession affects maize/roselle intercrops. The objective of the study was to test and identify roselle accession(s) whose yield would increase or be maintained when intercropped with maize without negative yield implications on the maize crop.
Vlachostergios, "Annual intercrops: an alternative pathway for sustainable agriculture," Australian Journal of Crop Science, vol.
Several scientists have been working with cereal- legume intercropping systems and proved its success compared to the monocrops [16] Some studies have indicated that intercropping was more productive than sole cropping because of the complimentary effect of intercrops such studies included amaranth with cowpea, cucumber with cowpea [11], maize with cowpea [16] and cassava with cowpea [17]