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
I ratoon
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they ratoon
Preterite
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we ratooned
you ratooned
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Present Continuous
I am ratooning
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he/she/it is ratooning
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they are ratooning
Present Perfect
I have ratooned
you have ratooned
he/she/it has ratooned
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you have ratooned
they have ratooned
Past Continuous
I was ratooning
you were ratooning
he/she/it was ratooning
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they were ratooning
Past Perfect
I had ratooned
you had ratooned
he/she/it had ratooned
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you had ratooned
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Future
I will ratoon
you will ratoon
he/she/it will ratoon
we will ratoon
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Future Perfect
I will have ratooned
you will have ratooned
he/she/it will have ratooned
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you will have ratooned
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Future Continuous
I will be ratooning
you will be ratooning
he/she/it will be ratooning
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you will be ratooning
they will be ratooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ratooning
you have been ratooning
he/she/it has been ratooning
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ratooning
you will have been ratooning
he/she/it will have been ratooning
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you will have been ratooning
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ratooning
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he/she/it had been ratooning
we had been ratooning
you had been ratooning
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Conditional
I would ratoon
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we would ratoon
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Past Conditional
I would have ratooned
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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.
However, farmers do not use P fertiliser at the ratoon stage of sugarcane, which leads to reducing the amount of available P for the plant over time.
Patrick Wamugunda, a rice farmer, says that the government assisted in curbing the quelea menace in the main season, where planting is done in July and August and harvesting starts from November and December.The current season called ratoon comes after the main crop has been harvested.
With a national average production of 54 metric tons (MT) per hectare, a farm in Negros harvested 148 MT on the first harvest and 160 MT on the first ratoon," Pinol said.
It was followed by the ratoon crops ([approximately equal to]12 months), with cuts made on September 17, 2010 (2nd cut), September 30, 2011 (3rd cut), and August 20, 2012 (4th cut).
The pineapple can be cultivated in a single cycle or in one or more additional ratoon cycles.
It requires less water than sugarcane and is tolerant to drought and flooding and also it is capable of re-growth as ratoon crops.
The field experiments of newly planted and ratoon cane were carried out in February 2014 to January 2015 and February 2015 to January 2016 respectively using the main cultivars, ROC22, ROC25, Yuetang 83-88, Yuetang 93-159, Yuetang 00-236 and Yingyu 91-59.
But growing sugarcane on an acre of land in Sindh costs somewhere between Rs80,000 and Rs105,000, depending on whether the farmer has opted for ratoon cropping, which grows from the stubble of the preceding season's crop.
Sorghum was conducted for two crop cycles (plant and ratoon); the first one harvested in February 2013 and the second one in June 2013, totaling 246 days.
Evaluations of sugarcane agronomic parameters were made over two harvest cycles (plant cane and 1st ratoon).