Mixed cropping and Crop rotation

Mixed cropping and Crop rotation

Intercropping maize with dolichos beans

(c) S. Fontana, Kenya

 
Description: Planting the right mix of crops in the same field, and rotating crops from season to season allows a break down of survival and multiplication cycles of pests, diseases and weeds resulting in higher yields and maintenance of soil fertility. 
For information on crop rotation click here 
For information on Intercropping click here
 

Mix and rotate crops

Mixed cropping and crop rotation embrace one of the principles of conservation agriculture.
Planting of the same crop each season - as sometimes practiced in conventional farming is minimized by planting the right mix of crops in the same field, and rotating crops from season to season. This allows a break down of survival and multiplication cycles of pests, diseases and weeds resulting in higher yields and maintenance of soil fertility.

For information on crop rotation click here 
For information on Intercropping click here

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02/10/2016 - 09:48
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