gjenlegg

English translation: nurse crop / companion crop

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Norwegian term or phrase:gjenlegg
English translation:nurse crop / companion crop
Entered by: Richard Green

06:52 Jun 17, 2012
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Agriculture / Horticulture
Norwegian term or phrase: gjenlegg
"Sprøyt ikke i moden åker uten gjenlegg."

http://nordland.lfr.no/default.asp?WCI=DisplayGroup&WCE=1047...

I'm not entirely sure if this this something like 'fallow' or 'pasture', when a field is left to recover between crops?
Richard Green
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
nurse crop
Explanation:
"In agriculture, a nurse crop is an annual crop used to assist in establishment of a perennial crop. The widest use of nurse crops is in the establishment of legumaceous plants such as alfalfa, clover, and trefoil. Occasionally nurse crops are used for establishment of perennial grasses.
Nurse crops reduce the incidence of weeds, prevent erosion, and prevent excessive sunlight from reaching tender seedlings. Often the nurse crop can be harvested for grain, straw, hay, or pasture. Oats are the most common nurse crop, though other annual grains are also used."
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brigidm
Norway
Local time: 13:36
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Thank you Brigid! Your answer also led me to "companion crop" which seems to be a synonym for your solution "nurse crop": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companion_planting. Thank you very much for your help!
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nurse crop


Explanation:
"In agriculture, a nurse crop is an annual crop used to assist in establishment of a perennial crop. The widest use of nurse crops is in the establishment of legumaceous plants such as alfalfa, clover, and trefoil. Occasionally nurse crops are used for establishment of perennial grasses.
Nurse crops reduce the incidence of weeds, prevent erosion, and prevent excessive sunlight from reaching tender seedlings. Often the nurse crop can be harvested for grain, straw, hay, or pasture. Oats are the most common nurse crop, though other annual grains are also used."


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brigidm
Norway
Local time: 13:36
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thank you Brigid! Your answer also led me to "companion crop" which seems to be a synonym for your solution "nurse crop": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companion_planting. Thank you very much for your help!
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