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Record 1 2006-11-06


Subject field(s)
  • Farming Techniques
  • Cropping and Crop Rotation
  • Soil Conservation

The practice of growing crops that require different types of tillage, such as row and sod, in alternate strips along contours or across the prevailing direction of wind.


Strip farming is a similar practice to intercropping, where areas of one crop are separated from each other with strips of another crop, the rationale being that the two different crops are unlikely to share the same pathogens, thus reducing the rate of spread. The main disadvantage of strip farming is the fact that it is relatively labour intensive.


  • Techniques agricoles
  • Assolement et rotation (Agric.)
  • Conservation des sols

Technique de culture suivant des types différents de procédés culturaux, comme la culture en lignes et le gazonnement en bandes successives, le long des courbes de niveau ou perpendiculairement à la direction du vent dominant.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Técnicas agrícolas
  • Cultivo y rotación de cultivos
  • Conservación del suelo
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