Question
Wed September 18, 2013 By: Dinesh Kumar
 

{i} distinguish between intercropping and mixed cropping.list any two advantages of intercropping over mixed cropping. {ii} list any three ways by which the insect pests attack the plants.

Expert Reply
Wed September 18, 2013
i. Mixed cropping aims to minimise risk of crop failure whereas intercropping aims to increase the productivity per unit area.
ii. In mixed cropping, the seeds of two crops are mixed before sowing whereas in intercropping seeds of two crops are not mixed.
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