intercrop

[v. in-ter-krop; n. in-ter-krop] Agriculture.
verb (used without object), intercropped, intercropping.
1.
to grow one crop between the rows of another, as in an orchard or field.
verb (used with object), intercropped, intercropping.
2.
to grow a crop between the rows of.
noun
3.
a crop plant growing between plants of a different crop.
Also, interplant.


Origin:
1895–1900; inter- + crop

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intercrop (ˌɪntəˈkrɒp)
 
n
1.  a crop grown between the rows of another crop
 
vb , -crops, -cropping, -cropped
2.  to grow (one crop) between the rows of (another)

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When used as an intercrop, the predator remained in the knotweed because of floral resources and alternate prey.
Seasonal light transmission to cowpea in sorghum-cowpea intercrop.
We are trying to intercrop wheat with dry beans to reduce the use of fertilizer and protect the dry beans from frost damage.
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