What is polyculture .(answer for 5marks question)
Polyculture is the form of agricultural system in which more than one crop is grown within same cultivation system. It is mostly accepted and prevalent form of agriculture around the world due to its environmental and health benefits. It is advantageous because of its ability to control pests, weeds, and disease without major chemical inputs.
1. Inter cropping.
2. Cover cropping.
4. Integrated aquaculture.
It is opposite to monoculture, because in monoculture only members of one plant or animal species are cultivated together.
1. Mean crops are less susceptible to pest and diseases.
2. Give greater productivity and economic profitability.
3. Enhance ecosystems, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, soil and water conservation and carbon sequestration