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alley cropping

Definition:
A cropping system that involves growing crops in a wide strip, typically 6 meters in width, between lines of closely planted, fast-growing trees or shrubs. These woody species are usually leguminous and are pruned frequently to provide a mulching material and nutrients to the crop in the alley.
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • hedgerow intercropping
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5585
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