differentiate between intercropping and crop rotation

Asked by rkhan84012 | 30th Apr, 2020, 01:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Differences between intercropping and crop rotation:


Crop rotation

Growing two or more crops simultaneously in the same field in a definite pattern.

Growing of different crops on the same land in preplanned succession.

Increases the productivity per unit area


Pesticides can be easily applied to individual crop.

Helps to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers.

Both crops can be easily harvested and threshed.

Helps to control pests, weeds and diseases.

Soil erosion is reduced.

Allows soil to recover its lost nutrients.

Allows better use of natural resources such as light, soil air and water.


Example: Soyabean + Maize, Finger millet (Bajra) + Cowpea (lobia)

Example: Maize-Mustard, Rice-Wheat, Maize-Mustard- Sugarcane-Fenugreek, Maize-Potato-SugarcanePeas

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 30th Apr, 2020, 07:46: PM