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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ratoon.


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  • Like sugarcane, it can also be ratooned (cut down and allowed to resprout from the roots) to provide crop after crop without replanting.

    7. Sorghum

  • In the next year, pigeonpea is either ratooned and the cereals are planted, or it is allowed to dominate the field for pod production (Omanga and Matala 1987).

    Chapter 10

  • Direct combined, the large, hardy, drought-resistant plants are ratooned as a perennial crop as a source of forage and / or fuel in developing nations in tropic and sub-tropic climates.

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