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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Before the intercropping of garlic (2009.8.31) the invertase activity was recorded 8.216 glucose mg g1.
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
This raw material versatility dovetails well with the INTERCROPPING pillar of the modernization of the coconut sector to make it more productive and resilient.
Although there has been an increased development of cropping systems in recent years, the world's fertiliser recommendations for corn are still based on a single crop, and additional studies relevant to intercropping are required (Martins et al.
) Natural methods more effectiveScientists advocated "push-pull technology", maize-legume intercropping systems and use of botanical and microbial pesticides.
This may be due to some of the potential benefits of intercropping systems such as high productivity and profitability (Yildirin and Guvence, 2005), improvement of soil fertility through nitrogen fixation and excretion from the component legume (Howieson et al,.
Intercropping grain crops with forage crops improve physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil (Crusciol et al., 2010, 2012).
In addition to the intercropping combination, soil fertility management is a main factor in cultivar productivity, particularly in arid and semiarid regions; the corresponding soil generally contains low quantities of organic material.
The performance of the intercropping system can be investigated by measuring yield, land equivalent ratio (LER) and relative crowding coefficient (K) (BEZERRA NETO et at., 2007).
The present study was conducted to assess the wheat aphids' diversity and their predators association with strip intercropping (brassica, alfalfa, berseem and garlic) and wheat monoculture.