Define Mixed cropping

Q- Define Mixed cropping.

Answer- Mixed cropping: Mixed cropping is the process of growing two or more different crops together in the same piece of land or same field is called as mixed cropping or multiple cropping. Mixed cropping is also a best method to restore the lost fertility of the soil. In this type of farming method more than one crop is grown in different methods. 

There are various principles of mixed cropping. Some of them are as follows:

1. Economy of space

2. Insurance against failure

3. Mixed cropping as well as rotation of crops.

4. Utilization of manure and water.

Advantages of Mixed cropping are as follows:

1. Mixed cropping saves labour as well as time.

2. It has no risk of crop failure

3. More than one types of crop yield obtained by the farmer. 

4. It minimizes the crop damage from pests as well as weeds.

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