Chapter 6: Improvement In Food Resources

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Improvement in Food Resources


What are the advantages of inter-cropping and crop rotation?


Intercropping: The practice of growing two or more crops simultaneously in definite rows in the same field is called intercropping. 

Advantages of intercropping:

1. It increases soil fertility by maximizing soil nutrients.

2. It controls the spread of pests and diseases in the soil.

3. It saves time and labor.

Crop rotation: The practice in which different types of crops are grown alternately in the same land in a pre-planned succession is called crop rotation. 

Advantages of crop rotation:

1. It improves soil fertility.

2. It controls the growth of pests and weeds.

3. It controls the production of weed.

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