ratoon crop

Related to ratoon crop: Stubble Crop

ratoon crop

- One that grows from the remains of one already harvested, from Spanish retono, "sprout."
See also related terms for sprout.
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The ratoon (new shoot) is then allowed to grow after the main harvest because there is no enough water to allow another crop to develop right from the seedling to maturity."In the main season, an acre offers up to 30 bags and around 20 bags from the ratoon crop," Wamugunda explains, adding that the ratoon crop offers additional income in the dry January and February.
If suckers are to be used as planting material, they would be harvested after reaching a weight of between 300 and 500 g while if they are to produce a ratoon crop they would need to grow a few to several months before reaching the size needed to produce an acceptable ratoon fruit.
(2014), we calculated that between 55% and 65% of the sugarcane root biomass would die during each ratoon crop cycle.
Due to an increased demand for sugar and ethanol, besides the little data on water productivity for Brazilian sugarcane varieties and its given importance for farming in water-limited areas, this study aimed to evaluate the water productivity for fresh stem biomass and sugar yields, testing 23 sugarcane varieties (second ratoon crop) under three levels of drip irrigation.
The latest crop he has tackled is the stunted ratoon crop of Dr.
Maximum yield of sugarcane was recorded in both plant and ratoon crops of sugarcane in plots treated with inundative release method (101 .5t/ha in plant crop and 69.25 t/ha in ratoon crop) followed by inoculative release method (95.84t/ha in plant crop and 63.14t/ha in ratoon crop).
Plant cane trials were conducted in 2011, and the first ratoon crop trials were conducted in 2012.
They also concluded that these are the burnt underground stalks most of which contribute to the abundance of borers in ratoon crop. Tan (1995) found that it is the intensity of burning which determines the emergence of borers.
Because of Florida's long growing season, rice plants can be harvested and then allowed to regrow for a second harvest or ratoon crop. Approximately half of the rice acreage regrows as a ratoon crop--regrown from young shoots or tillers.
The experimental site received irrigation (25 mm) after the second harvest to ensure ratoon crop establishment.