verb (intercrops, intercropping, intercropped)[with object] (often as noun intercropping)
- Grow (a crop) among plants of a different kind: lettuce is particularly good for intercropping among Brussels sproutsMore example sentences
- Organic farmers use practices such as crop rotations, intercropping, strip cropping, establishing wildlife cover and providing habitat for beneficial organisms such as predatory insects, pollinators, birds, and bats.
- He controls diseases and pests by intercropping the aloe vera with plants such as dates, amla, melons, millet, castor, mungbean, pigeon pea, vegetables and selected medicinal plants.
- Small bushy legumes were intercropped between the mango trees and cashews to fix nitrogen levels, add biomass and help keep the soil temperature down.
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- A crop grown among plants of a different kind: pineapple can be grown as an intercropMore example sentences
- Agronomic studies aimed at quantifying competition between two species most commonly consider a weed and crop species and, to a considerably lesser extent, two crops grown in an intercrop.
- Legume intercrops generally grow for some time past the corn harvest, and can take land away from the tightly scheduled sequential cropping typical of Asian agriculture.
- Sorghum and pigeon pea, for example, are grown as intercrops in drier parts of India.
More definitions of intercropDefinition of intercrop in:
- The US English dictionary