Write significance of Intercropping

Q- Write significance of Intercropping.

Answer- Intercropping is the growing of two or more crops simultaneously in the same field or piece of land in definite row pattern. In this method cropping a few rows of one crop grown alternatively with a few rows of a second crop. For example: soya bean + maize, soya bean + bajra (finger millet) or soya bean + lobia (cow pea).

The row pattern in this cropping is 1 : 1, 1 : 2 or 1 : 3. 

There are various advantages of intercropping. Some of them are as follows:

1. Intercropping ensures maximum utilization of nutrients.

2. Both crops can be give better returns. 

3. It also checks spreading of pests and diseases to all plants.

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