what is the difference between mixed cropping and intercropping besides the fact that intercropping is in a definite pattern..i mean, isnt there a specific beneficial difference between these two?
Growing more than one crop on a same piece of land during the year is known as multiple cropping.Traditional seeds r used.Traditional methods of agriculture is practised.But the yield is less.
Adopting scientific farming techniques is known as intercropping.Modern methods r used.Use of HYV of seeds.The yield is more.
Yes, there is .For example the yield is more etc.
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mixed cropping is growing two or more crops simultaneously on piece of land,this reduces risk and if the insects are some micro organisms attacks any one crop the two crops also get spoiled and also it difficult to spray the pesticides to crops
inter cropping is growing two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land in a definite patterns. by this method both crops can give better yield
practice of growing two or more crops in proximity
practice of growing two or more crops in which the component crops are totally mixed in the available space.
no competition between both crops
There might be competition between the crops for food, space, light etc.
Sowing time may be same or different
They are sowed together.
Intercropping is the practice of cultivating an additionalcrop
in the spaces available between the main crop. It is a practice often associated with sustainable agriculture and organic farming. It forms a part of polyculture. Examples of intercropping strategies are planting a deep-rooted crop with a shallow-rooted crop, or planting a tall crop with a shorter crop that requires partial shade.
A cropping system that uses more than one type of crop, growing simultaneously, on the same piece of land at the same time.