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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Therefore, relay cropping in the case of rice, and intercropping for coconut ought to be major headings in the research agenda of PhilRice and PCA.
[4] reviewed the benefits of relay cropping that enhanced sustainable system productivity through efficient use of available resources like microclimate, nutrients dynamics [5-8].
Benefits of relay cropping include timely sowing, attainment of more net income per unit area, ecological and biological pest control, yield compensation and increased soil productivity (Wallace et al., 1992).
(2003) suggested that permanent raised beds might offer farmers further significant advantages such as increased opportunities for crop diversification, mechanical weeding and placement of fertilizers; relay cropping and inter-cropping; and reduced tillage and water saving.
In one study, published in the April issue of Agronomy Journal, ARS plant physiologist Russ Gesch and ARS soil scientist Jane Johnson examined the seasonal water use of double cropping and relay cropping, which is a strategy that overlaps the growth of winter camelina and soybean.
Farmers can opt for relay cropping and can sow crops like fodder, wheat, maize and sunflower in case of selecting paddy as main crop which requires more water.
Relay cropping consists of inter-seeding the second crop into the first crop well before it is harvested.
In 2011, agriculture department set target to ensure relay crop at 5,000 acres but relay cropping got appreciation and it was cultivated at an area of 30,000 acres.
Due to the fore going, this experiment were conducted with the purpose of investigating various levels of irrigation and consumption of nitrogenous fertilizer and studying of reciprocal effect of this two factor on yield and water use efficiency of safflower at relay cropping carried out to study the effects of nitrogen and irrigation in Khoy condition.
Three ag applications of Intellicoat are: early plant coatings, pollinator plus and relay cropping. Other crops and applications for the technology that are currently under consideration include: time/temperature release of seed applied pesticides, fall planted crops such as canola, and vegetable seed applications.
(3603 Haven Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025) have finished planting the company's Intellicoat relay cropping of wheat and soybeans at more than 50 commercial farms and research sites in the midwestern United States.