intercropping


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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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Intercropping leafy green and maize on weed infestation, crop development, and yield.
Intercropping has wide range of benefits including suppression of weeds, improvement in soil fertility, conservation of natural predatory fauna and higher production (Trdan et al.
Intercropping of grass and legumes increased very small N percentage and more N percentage increase was also determined by combination of intercropping and inoculation (Fig.
Li L, Tang C, Rengle Z and FS Zhang Chickpea facilitates phosphorus uptake by intercropping wheat from an organic phosphorus source.
Intercropping is the agricultural practice of cultivating two or more crops in the same space at the same time and practiced mostly on small farms with limited resources, it comes under the umbrella of vertical agriculture approach.
Results revealed that concentration of soil bacteria and actinomycetes was higher respectively after one month of garlic intercropping during both the years of study as compared to the sole pepper; however, fungal population exhibited a diminishing trend.
Brennan has also concluded that an alternative to intercropping lettuce with strips of alyssum in specific rows would be to randomly intersperse alyssum plants throughout all lettuce rows, an approach that is already being used by some lettuce producers.
Effect of intercropping on predation of Oncideres ocularis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Brazilian Acacia mangium plantations
Five organic amendment treatments (without organic amendments; farm yard manure (FYM) applied once at the first year cassava; FYM applied at every planting season; FYM biochar applied once at the first year cassava; and cassava stem biochar applied once at the first year cassava) were applied on Cassava + peanuts intercropping system.
Villar also added amendments in the bill that would promote the propagation of hybrid coconut seedlings that can produce 150 nuts per year per tree, intensive effort on intercropping of alternative farm crops such as cacao, coffee and banana; livestock raising; and the establishment of Coconut Industry Farm Schools (CIFS) in every coconut-producing province to support and enlarge the trained human resource pool of coconut farmers by the PCA and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The guide recommends intercropping maize with other plants to fight the worm.