ICSE Class 10 Answered
Transplanting or replanting is the technique of moving a plant from one location to another. When the seedlings are grown in the nursery for the few weeks and then transplanted on the farms for further growth of crops, it is defined as the transplantation.
The process of transplantation in crop production has the following advantages:
- It enables us to select only healthy seedlings for the plants.
- The process of transplantation promotes better penetration of roots in the soil.
- It promotes better development of shoot system of plants.
- The process of transplantation enables us to plant the seedlings at the right spacing so as to ensure the uniform availability of water, nutrients and sunlight to the plants.
Transplantation is highly advantageous as new and hybrid seeds are produced which consequently helps in more crop production with least plant damages.