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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 spatial arrangements between component crops did not affect the agro-economic performance of the lettuce bicropping intercropped with beet.
ruziziensis intercropped with sorghum, using monocultures of sorghum and U.
The treatments were as follows: (1) sole maize (M); (2) sole roselle Local, designated as A1; (3) sole roselle Bissap, designated as A2; (4) sole roselle Samadah, designated as A3; (5) A1 intercropped with maize (A1M); (6) A2 intercropped with maize (A2M); and (7) A3 intercropped with maize (A3M).
Similar studies showed that the Pb concentrations in maize grain and cabbage were significantly lower when they were intercropped with Japanese clover than when the respective crops were grown in monoculture [9, 34].
The dry matter accumulation per plant in sugarcane at harvest (554.58 g) was significantly more in sole planted sugarcane than groundnut intercropped cane.
The results of a field study conducted at Faisalabad revealed that the cultivation of maize alone with full dose of nitrogen showed the maximum height (216.5cm), which was followed by maize intercropped with cowpea and N at 225 kg [ha.sup.-1] having plant height of 213.7 cm [34].
No difference in mean bulb weight of control and onion plot intercropped with okra was recorded in the current study.
In recent years, intercropping is becoming popular as it offers the possibility of yield increase compared to monocropping (Egbe and Adeyemo, 2006; Saddam, 2009), such as peanut yields were increased by 39% and 35%, respectively when intercropped with Atractylodes lancea and Euphorbia pekinensis, respectively, in a field experiment (Dai et al., 2009).
Apart from credit support, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), the Department of Agriculture's (DA) High Value Crops Program, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), the DA Marketing Services Office, the DA Regional offices, and the local government units (LGUs) themselves should work together to attain the objective of having all the three million hectares of coconut intercropped within a five-year period.
For intercropping between grain plants and forage under a no-tillage system, it is essential to understand the dynamics and balance of nutrients to adjust agronomic practices and increase the efficiency of the intercropped plants without compromising their nutritional quality (Ciampiatti et al.
Pawpaw is easily intercropped with other crops such as young mangoes, coconuts, and citrus.