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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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The mean percentage of quality parameters were computed and used for comparison of seed sources as well as sole and intercrop cropping systems.
In contrast, if a particular combination of species and or varieties occupy similar ecological niches, it is unlikely that intercrop yield benefits will be observed.
In both cases the enhanced predator presence is explained by the provision of extra food resources and refuges as proposed by Root (1973), making these desirable characteristics in the plants used to intercrop.
Effects of planting pattern, relative planting date and intra-row spacing on a haricot bean/maize intercrop.
Nodulation in some legumes grown as pure and intercrops.
Compared with all other intercrop periods, WSE in the W-C phase, averaged over all soil positions, was 1.
These studies indicate that intercrops do not compete for environmental resources over time across a given area because of the differential competitive abilities of the plant species used.
This might be due to the fact that legume intercrops were competitive with clusterbean for nutrients and environmental resources.
Maturity of Crop: There will be biggest yield advantage, when main crop and intercrop have different growing period in order to make their major demand of resources at different times.
Thus it can be concluded that potato was showed most compatible intercrop planted with winter maize as it gave higher maize-equivalent yield, land-equivalent ratio, productivity, monetary returns and lowered weed population, weed dry-biomass and highest weed-control efficiency under irrigated conditions of central Uttar Pradesh.
So, lentil crop as intercrop in autumn planted sugarcane can not only increase the output per unit area a, but also can provide mid-season income which eased the burden on the already depleted income of the farmers and can provide them with an option for better input management for remaining sugarcane growing season.