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cultivos intensivos en limpio

English translation: clean intensive cultivations

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Spanish term or phrase:cultivos intensivos en limpio
English translation:clean intensive cultivations
Entered by: Daltry Gárate
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01:11 Nov 11, 2008
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Spanish term or phrase: cultivos intensivos en limpio
cada una de estas actividades fueron implementadas en las unidades de *CIL (cultivos Intensivos en limpio)*, CEL (cultivos extensivos) y unidad de servidumbres ecológicas (arrastre de sedimentos, escorrentía superficial y socavación de taludes).

Muchas gracias de antemano
Daltry Gárate
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clean intensive cultivations
I think that is this the right translations. You can find it more used as "sustainable cultivations"
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Thank you. 4 results in Google, enough for me
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4clean intensive cultivations
3intensive clear cropping
Rachel Fell



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clean intensive cultivations

I think that is this the right translations. You can find it more used as "sustainable cultivations"

    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org....
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Thank you. 4 results in Google, enough for me
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intensive clear cropping

not sure that this is quite right, but it is cropping or cultivation in the singular, anyway.

CULTIVO INTENSIVO. INTENSIVE CULTIVATION. Manejo del ecosistema agrícola en el que la producción a gran escala se basa en los insumos de capital, maquinaria, fertilizantes, abonos y pesticidas que permiten un continuo máximo aprovechamiento de la capacidad del terreno.

CULTIVO LIMPIO. CLEAR CROPPING Siembra que se mantiene libre de maleza con el objeto de permitir un mayor rendimiento del suelo al eliminar la competición de plantas no deseadas en el terreno.


Note added at 17 hrs (2008-11-11 18:56:14 GMT)

Results from long-term a-c [alley-cropping] trials on a slash-and-burn site.

The San Juan and Sarapiquí experiments in Costa Rica were conducted on deliberately-chosen acid-soil sites which are typical of those to which the majority of slash-and-burn subsistence farmers find themselves marginalised in the humid tropics. Soils of this Ultisol/Oxisol type cover 75% of the useable land area of the humid neotropics.

Following slash-and-burn operations on these sites, the a-c and clear-cropping plots were established. Maize and beans were grown in successive cycles for 6 years ( San Juan site) in order deliberately to impoverish the plots and to study the outcomes and causes. All major components of the agricultural ecosystems, including those below-ground, and including weed-biomass, in the various treatments, were measured over this period. We can report the following principal findings:

* In the clear plots, and under rigorous weed-control before and during cropping episodes, weed biomass, mainly invasive grasses, dominated production.


Note added at 6 days (2008-11-17 19:47:10 GMT) Post-grading

No, I didn't find the exact term, but that doesn't mean it isn't right...;-)
Google isn't everything; cultivations is not normally plurialised in English, cultivos are crops grown or cropping, usually; clean is an adjective that doesn't seem to fit here, in my view - ? Thanks for the comment, anyway.

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Asker: In spite of your good references, no results appear in the Google search. Thanks anyway

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