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Intercropping can be defined as a multiple cropping system that two or more crops planted in a field during a growing season. ... Row-intercropping, mixed- intercropping, strip-intercropping and relayintercropping are most important types of intercropping.

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  1. 26/05/2017 L’intégration de légumineuses dans les systèmes agricoles permet aux petits agriculteurs qui disposent de peu de ressources d’améliorer la santé et la résilience à long terme de leurs sols. Le succès ou l’échec de cette activité dépend dans une large mesure de la sélection de légumineuses...
  2. Green manure crops are crops that are [often times in North America] grown to be turned under to increase soil fertility. Leguminous green manure crops ( i.e., those which can make nitrogen fertilizers from atmospheric nitrogen) can offer small-scale Third World farmers a tremendous number of...
  3. 01/07/2011 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #10 Introduction During the late rainy season, the permanent hill fields that surround a cluster of hilltribe villages in the Chiang Dao district of northern Thailand radiate various hues of green. These verdant fields, belonging to ethnic Lisu, Lahu, Akha,...
  4. 18/11/2015 Dr. Motis and Betsy Langford were introduced to the 2-4-2 system by Dr. B.B. Singh at the Ukulima Farm research station in South Africa in Feb. of 2015. They subsequently planned and conducted this experiment with other legumes at the main ECHO campus in North Fort Myers, Florida.
  5. The 2:4 maize–double cowpea system consists of 4 rows of cowpea and 2 rows of maize, all planted on the same day. The second cowpea crop is planted after the first has been harvested (about 60 days after planting).1 The maize and cowpea are densely planted. The objective of this trial is to gain...
  6. 20/11/2016 The 2:4 maize–double cowpea system consists of a repeating sequence of 4 rows of cowpea alternated with 2 rows of maize. Maize and cowpea are planted on the same day. The second cowpea crop is planted after the first has been harvested (about 60 days after planting).1The objective of this trial...
  7. 01/11/2017 Green manures / covercrops (GMCCs) are widely recognized as having potential to help farmers improve crop yields and maintain high soil quality. Developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 2-4-2 is an intercropping strategy in which two rows of maize are alternated with four...
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  9. 01/07/2012 “Push-pull” is an intercropping strategy that protects maize and other grain crops against maize stemborer insect larvae (Chilo partellus) and a parasitic weed called striga (Striga hermonthica). In eastern and southern Africa, these pests have caused huge losses in maize and sorghum yields....
  10. AccessAgriculture Training Video La première année vous pouvez cultiver des haricots ou des arachides dans l’intervalle plus large entre les doubles rangées d'ananas, ce qui améliore la fertilité du sol.La plupart des agriculteurs coupent tous les arbres pour établir leurs plantations d’ananas....
  11. Authors: T.N. Motis, J.M. Longfellow, A.D. Jani, B.J. Lingbeek, C.J. D¿Aiuto, J.C.J. Bergen Keywords: Moringa oleifera, intercropping, legumes,Vigna unguiculata,Canivalia ensiformis,Cajanus cajan,Lablab purpureus, alley cropping DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1158.11 Abstract: In Limpopo Province...
  12. AccessAgriculture Training Video Il est important d’arracher le striga à la main avant qu’il ne produise des graines, et se disperse. Comme l’arrachage à la main est laborieux, mieux vaut réduire le nombre de plantes de striga en mettant du compost ou du fumier en faisant la rotation ou la...
  13. Abstract, 2018, Sustainability Saline irrigation water can lead to salt buildup and reduced crop yields. Halophytic plants are known to accumulate excess salts in tissues, removing them from the immediate environment. This two-phase experiment explored the feasibility of intercropping watermelon...
  14. 26/03/2015 Through research in South Africa, ECHO has been developing best-practicesfor growing Moringa and other crops. This reasearch, through the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, demonstrates growing Moringaon a large scale for powder production including soil fertility management and pruning. This...
  15. AccessAgriculture Training Video Les légumineuses comme le pois cajan, captent l’azote de l’air et le déposent dans le sol. Lorsque le pois cajan est intercalé avec une autre culture, les nodules de ses racines libèrent de l’azote précieux pour cette autre culture. Toutes les racines, feuilles ou...
  16. AccessAgriculture Training Video Cette vidéo examine différentes méthodes modernes de lutte biologique intégrée dans la lutte contre les ravageurs du palmier dattier. Elle montre l'utilisation de cultures intercalaires, de pièges lumineux et de pesticides organiques respectueux de...
  17. 20/10/2014 Nathanael Szobody submitted the following in response to an update in EDN 123 on research ECHO is doing in South Africa. We thought these comments were particularly interesting and insightful, as they illustrate the contribution that farmers can make to further our understanding of agricultural...
  18. Abstract ,Crop Protection, 2015 Weeds are a hidden foe for crop plants, interfering with their functions and suppressing their growth and development. Yield losses of 34% are caused by weeds among the major crops, which are grown worldwide. These yield losses are higher than the losses caused by...
  19. 19/05/1998 Sweet potato produces tubers when it is STRESSED. That is why, in intercropping, it produces more leaves and fewer tubers.
  20. Foundations for Farming was born out of a man relationship with the earth. Rather than using deep soil inversion along with burning, the author took a lesson from God and the way the earth nourished itself and began farming in that manner. The author came up with the idea of Zero-tillage and...
  21. 19/11/1997 If I intercrop sweet potato with taller plants, how much will that reduce the productivity of the sweet potato?
  22. 20/04/2014 EDN 122 highlighted multi-purpose cowpea varieties with spreading vines that cover the soil. Below is an ECHO research update from South Africa relating our experience so far with a spreading cowpea variety intercropped with maize grown in a Foundations for Farming (FFF) system. “Living carpet”...
  23. Abstract, 2014, New Phytologist Trust Intercropping is a farming practice involving two or more crop species, or genotypes, growing together and coexisting for a time. On the fringes of modern intensive agriculture, intercropping is important in many subsistence or low‐input/resource‐limited...
  24. Abstract, 2012, International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry The economics of production and profitability of intercropped pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp] genotypes with maize [Zea mays L.] and sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] were studied in two separate field experiments in 2007...
  25. 18/10/2016 Au cours de la recherche sur les méthodes de cultures intercalaires liées aux légumineuses en Afrique du Sud (2010-2015), des membres du personnel de ECHO ont pris connaissance d'un système de production de céréales / niébé élaboré au Nigéria par des recherches de l'IITA et des partenaires...
  26. Abstract, 2018, Mountain Research and Development Residue burning to prepare soil for maize growing deprives the soil of both protective cover and organic matter, and it exacerbates environmental issues such as Southeast Asia's haze problem. This paper reports on a study that evaluated the...
  27. Abstract, 2012, Journal of Insect Science Intercropping is one of the important cultural practices in pest management and is based on the principle of reducing insect pests by increasing the diversity of an ecosystem. On—farm experiments were conducted in villages of semi—arid tropical (SAT)...
  28. Abstract, 2016,Soil Use and Management Autumn maize intercropped with tropical forages can raise the amount of crop residues and improve nutrient cycling, favoring subsequent soybean crop. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of forms of implementation of intercropping of...
  29. 20/01/2018 Rice is the most important food crop, both worldwide and for China. To achieve a transition towards sustainable rice production based on agroecology, biodiversity is a crucial component. Through China’s long history of agricultural development, many rich experiences of harnessing biodiversity in...
  30. AccessAgriculture Training Video Les agriculteurs du nord du Nigeria changent la façon dont ils intercalent leurs sorgho et mil avec le niébé. En semant les deux cultures à plus haute densité et dans des lignes séparées, et en appliquant un peu d'engrais organiques et minéral, ils récoltent plus...
  31. 29/01/2019 Plus de 4 millions de personnes dans le Sahel ouest-africain font face à des difficultés suite à des périodes de sécheresse et à la hausse des prix des denrées alimentaires. En juin, la FAO a envoyé près de 10 millions de dollars d'aide aux agriculteurs de la région frappés par la sécheresse, qui...
  32. Abstract, 2011, Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences Agricultural sector as important economic activities in various communities requires coherent planning in order to achieve development and confront with crises. Sustainable agriculture is more efficient in use of resources...