How is crop rotation beneficial to the farmers??
Crop rotation plays an important role in increasing the yield of crops. It prevents soil depletion, increases soil fertility, reduces soil erosion and the need for fertilizers. It also controls the growth of pathogens and pests in crops.
It also helps in controlling weeds. Weeds compete with the crops to obtain nutrients and show similar growth patterns. In crop rotation, farmer grows different crops one after the other in the same fields. Every crop has different nutrients requirements from the other crops. Due to alteration in nutrients, the lifecycle of weeds get altered which ultimately results in their elimination.