Definition of intercrop in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈkrɒp

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 sprouts
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    • 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 intercrop
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    • 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.

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