intercropping

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intercropping

[¦in·tər′kräp·iŋ]
(agriculture)
A form of multiple cropping in which two or more crops simultaneously occupy the same field.
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increasing the row spacing of sugarcane from the present recommended spacing of 90 to 120 cm would greatly facilitate not only easy management of intercropping without any competition effects, but also provide enough scope for intercrops to get higher productivity, especially under frequently irrigated tropical climatic regions.
According to [30] LER was superior in all intercrops implying that the productivity of corn-soybean intercropping has a higher RY advantage over sole cropping under the additive intercropping system.
1978) stated that no difference in the NAR of corn and rice when grown as sole crops or as intercrops.
The present study was designed to evaluate the impact of some intercrops and different plant spacing on the management of thrips population in onion fields.
To maximise land productivity and allow biodiversity in the management of pests and diseases, farmers in SWAEZ grow the crop with banana intercrop.
The coconut trees benefit from the cultivation and weeding as well as from the fertilizers applied on the high-value intercrops.
Hence, present investigation was planned to augment the possibility of increasing productivity per unit area by introducing suitable intercrops with winter maize under irrigated condition.
Singh and Jadhav (2003) have also reported suppressive effect of legume intercrops on the forage yield of sorghum.
That period was critical to using the intercrops studied for grazing if managed inadequately, animals can ingest young ryegrass tillers or vetch during early development, not allowing these species to reach their full productive potential.
Learning about climate change has motivated Malawian farmers to organize tree planting, grow more drought-tolerant crops and legume intercrops, which improve soil quality under dry conditions.