a method of planting in which rows of trees are interspersed with rows of crops, improving the soil and providing nutrients, particularly nitrogen, to the crops.
- Also called hedgerow intercropping .
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How to use alley cropping in a sentence
Eventually, she says she would like to see a drastic scaling up of alley cropping, with lines of fruit or nut trees fully integrated into fields.Mixing trees and crops can help both farmers and the climate | Jonathan Lambert | July 14, 2021 | Science News
On his own farm, Ochoo now practices alley cropping, in which he plants millet, onions, sweet potatoes and cassava between rows of fruit and other trees.Mixing trees and crops can help both farmers and the climate | Jonathan Lambert | July 14, 2021 | Science News