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polyculture

(ˈpɒlɪˌkʌltʃə)
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(Agriculture) agriculture the cultivation of multiple crops or animals at the same time, or an instance of this
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These include eliminating tillage (plowing); maintaining soil cover with plants; planting diverse polycultures (mixed legumes, grasses, forbs and brassicas) instead of monocultures (wheat, corn and soybeans); maintaining a living root system throughout the year via cover crops; and reintroducing large herbivores onto the landscape.
She added that a shift to the production of traditional varieties should come hand in hand with radical changes in the current food production system, by which mass production and exports of fruit and vegetables would be gradually replaced by smaller-scale local polycultures.
Growth parameters of brown trout in polycultures demonstrated that the best growth was observed in G66K34 polyculture group (p0.05).
To assist ACICAFOC (Asociacin Coordinadora Indigena y Campesina de Agroforesta Comunitaria Centroamericana) in the design, planning, technical and financial implementation, monitoring of all measures and activities of the above program, including the diversification of lowspecies agricultural production systems and the consolidation of polycultures which aims to improve market access for the resulting agricultural products and to conserve and spread endemic and locally adapted species.
Several indices or indicators have been used in both the agronomic evaluation of biological productivity and in the economic efficiency of polycultures (Bezerra Neto et al., 2012; Lima et al., 2014).
In this paper, we focused on the performance of Horizontal CW at pilot scale planted with polycultures of the tropical plants Gynerium sagittatum (Gs), Colocasia esculenta (Ce) and Heliconia psittacorum (He) treating LL under tropical conditions.
Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems follows the permaculture movement and the idea of creating 'plant guilds', and offers the first book about these guilds, form what they are and how to design them to developing perennial agricultural systems that thrive without expensive inputs.
Farmers are rapidly changing to no-till methods and employing various polycultures in their cropping systems to revive the natural soil-building process that occurs when a specific set of plants are grown together.
This strategy establishes polycultures that collectively harvest more rain and sun, and use proportionately less groundwater and fossil fuel.
In Costa Rica, tropical reforestation has shifted from an emphasis on exotic monocultures for timber production to assessing the performance of native species polycultures to restore biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In just the last century, thousands of heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables and heritage breeds of livestock have disappeared as the demands of industrial agriculture shrink traditional farming polycultures into monocrops.
As many peasant farmers commonly manage polycultures and/or agroforestry systems, their knowledge and practices could provide a valuable source of information for agriculture in times of climate change.

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