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intercrop

Syllabification: in·ter·crop

Definition of intercrop in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈkräp
 
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(intercrops, intercropping, intercropped) [with object] (often as noun intercropping)
Grow (a crop) among plants of a different kind, usually in the space between rows: lettuce is particularly good for intercropping among young Brussels sprouts
More 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.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈin(t)ərˌkräp
 
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A crop grown among plants of a different kind.
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.

Words that rhyme with intercrop

atop, bop, chop, clop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, estop, flop, fop, glop, hop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, plop, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop, whop, wop

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