strip cropping


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strip cropping

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(Agriculture) a method of growing crops in strips or bands arranged to serve as barriers against erosion
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Noun1.strip cropping - cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
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Singh and Joshi (1997) observed that row intercropping of pearlmillet with clusterbean (1:1) and strip cropping (4:4) with 50 per cent of the sole pearlmillet population produced 35.
2002) concluded that among different methods of intercropping, strip cropping has potential to increase crop yield by suppressing pest outbreak.
Small fields, strip cropping and hedgerows whose natural plant/animal relationships are in balance help to maintain a diverse population of organisms.
The complete involvement of family members to ensure the basic principles of enhancing the ecological diversity through mixed cropping, strip cropping, crop rotation, intercropping, incorporation of livestock management etc.
2005) recommended strip cropping the only way to manage the aphids in wheat crop.
Measures, which can control erosion, include vegetative cover, contour farming, controlling down slope runoff by diversions, grassed waterways, strip cropping and terracing, among others.
Great Plains into a vast desert was a traumatic experience that led to revolutionary changes in American agricultural practices, including the planting of tree shelterbelts (rows of trees planted beside fields to slow wind and thus reduce wind erosion) and strip cropping (the planting of wheat on alternate strips with fallowed land each year).
Types of intercropping include mixed intercropping and strip cropping.
The farm is demonstrating crop rotation and contour strip cropping to show that cultivation should be done cross-slope with grass buffers to minimize soil erosion.
CSP payments may be made for structural or land management practices, such as strip cropping to reduce erosion.
Supporting practices such as strip cropping or contour plowing will reduce erosion, the extent of which is reflected in published tables from the USDA that take into account the land slope, length of slope, and width of strip crop.
It is most beneficial in climates with lower precipitation, or when used in conjunction with other practices such as strip cropping, terracing, or ridge tillage.