multiple cropping


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multiple cropping

[′məl·tə·pəl ′kräp·iŋ]
(agriculture)
A system of growing several food crops on the same field in one year.
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Allelopathy may play a beneficial role in various cropping systems such as mixed cropping, multiple cropping, cover cropping, crop rotation and minimum and no tillage system [23].
He said the agriculture sector has a key role in country's economy and stressed the need for making necessary finances available to farmers for multiple cropping activities.
Wednesday at NRSP Training Center, Bahawalpur, he said the agriculture sector has a key role in country's economy and stressed the need for making necessary finances available to farmers for multiple cropping activities.
This, despite the fact, that Qatar's climate is favourable for cultivation of several crops and it has multiple cropping seasons.
They are also growing seeds, gradually getting into multiple cropping.
Meanwhile, FAO has noted down the success of many agricultural projects in poor countries, and which succeeded in the multiple cropping of the land in lieu of one crop, doubling the resources for the farmers.
Cropping Intensity--Cropping intensity is a good measure of the extent of multiple cropping being followed in a region.
In recent years, facilities for growing vegetables in an environment of controlled lighting, temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration and nourishments are attracting attention as they ensure stabilized production regardless of season or place, and realize multiple cropping.
In recent years, facilities for growing vegetables inan environment of controlled lighting, temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration and nourishments are attracting attention as they ensure stabilized production regardless of season or place, and realize multiple cropping.
High yielding resistant varieties of seeds, farm mechanization, expansion of irrigation, good quality of certified seeds; land preparation, planting time, management inputs, weed control, use of weedicides; skill and knowledge of production technology, plant protection techniques, brining new land under cultivation; proper ratio and use of balanced of chemical fertilizers agricultural extension services; multiple cropping systems, control of post harvest losses.
Litsinger and Moody (1976) pointed out that multiple cropping (that leads to increased plant populations/ha) could increase, or decrease the incidence of an insect or disease, or the population of its natural enemies, depending on the component species in the mixture, and the pest or disease concerned.
Dr Bob Orskov of the International Feed Resources Unit, Aberdeen, Scotland added, 'In general, multiple cropping, including agro-forestry, is a better option than conventional monoculture in increasing crop yield, soil fertility and biodiversity, especially for Third World countries.

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