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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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To determine the effects of intercrop tillage on soil water storage, we conducted studies in 2009 and 2010 at the UC West Side Research and Extension Center in Five Points.
0m for the 1:1 (cotton : cowpea) intercrop treatment so that a row of cotton could fit in-between, and 2.
As an intercrop it is usually inoculated into the field just after transplanting the rice and, after a period of growth, may be incorporated into the mud or allowed to die naturally by fungal rot or light starvation (Lumpkin, 1987a).
Terragen, a joint endeavor between Albioma and Mauritian group TERRA, utilizes sugarcane to generate electricity amid the sugarcane harvest season that is from July to December, and changes to coal amid the intercrop season.
Relay intercropping cotton (seedling and growth stages) with wheat (reproductive stage) is a recent technology in crop intensification field, where, the crops overlap in time, growing as an intercrop, from March till May.
Brennan thinks these findings will be useful in determining the best way to intercrop alyssum in lettuce production systems to effectively control aphids; maximize lettuce yield and profitability; and minimize the costs and complications that come with transplanting, weed management, harvesting, marketing, and postharvest tillage.
In the intercrop treatment, snow pea and faba bean were planted in alternating rows.
Kaiser and Lesch (1977) revealed similar results, demonstrating that the increase in CP concentration can reach as high as 78% from a monoculture corn to an intercrop corn with lablab bean.
Maize and common beans are largely produced in intercrop systems of smallholdings, and although not commercially relevant it has remarkable social impact (Yokoyama and Stone 2000).
LER = yield of crop A in intercrop mixture/yield of pure crop A + yield of crop B in intercrop mixture/ yield of pure crop B
Monocrop and intercrop treatments were randomly assigned within an experimental plot containing Ellsworth silt loam of less than 6% slope.