Definition of Intercropping Dimensions

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Growing two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land.Crop intensification is in terms of both time and space dimensions. 

Main Crop/Base Crop: It is one which is planted at its optimum population in an intercrop situation and the second crop is planted in between the rows of main or base crop, with a view to obtain some extra inter crop yield without sacrificing the main or base crop yield.

Intercrop: The short duration crop is raised in widely spaced crop for getting an additional income from the same piece of land.

Component Crop: It is used to refer either of the individual crops making the intercropping situation.