A farmer wants to harvest more than two varieties at a time from his crop field. He has no idea about the cropping patterns. Suggest him one method to get the desired result. Also state three advantages of the cropping pattern.

Asked by Hrishikesh marathe | 13th Jun, 2016, 05:14: PM

Expert Answer:

To get best result, the farmer can try for mixed cropping. Mixed cropping is growing two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land.
 
Three advantages of mixed cropping are:
1. It minimises the risk of crop failure.
2. It reduces the growth of weeds and pests.
3. Two types of crops can be obtained at same time and same cost.
 
Example-
Wheat + Gram
Wheat + Mustard
Groundnut + Sunflower

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 14th Jun, 2016, 07:48: AM

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