Q. 65.0( 3 Votes )

Compare between mixed cropping and intercropping. Write down from advantage of both of these techniques.

Answer :

Mixed Cropping

(i) It aims to minimize the risk of crop failure.


(ii) Seeds of two crops are mixed before sowing.


(iii) It involves no set pattern of rows of crops.


(iv) Spraying for pest control to individual crops is difficult and hence treatment is generic in nature.


Intercropping


(i) It aims to increase the productivity per unit area.


(ii) Seeds of two crops are not mixed.


(iii) It involves set pattern of rows of crops.


(iv) Pesticides can be easily applied to individual crop.


Advantages of mixed cropping:


(i) The risk of total crop failure due to uncertain monsoon is reduced.


(ii) Chances of pest infestation are greatly reduced.


(iii) Fertility of the soil is improved by growing two crops simultaneously.


Advantages of intercropping:


(i) It makes better use of the natural resources of sunlight, land and water.


(ii) Soil erosion is effectively arrested.


(iii) The produce of each crop can be marketed and consumed separately.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
The Demand of Increasing Population41 mins
NCERT | People as Resources51 mins
Estimating the power of a common man50 mins
Quiz | Variation in 'g' in One Shot34 mins
Champ Quiz | The Five Kingdoms45 mins
Matter and Its Classification34 mins
Units to measure Temperature46 mins
Recently facts of 5th state of Matter: Bose Einstein Condensate52 mins
Be a Crackerjack of Pradeep's H.O.T.S. on Matter49 mins
Master Pradeep's Analytical Skill Questions36 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses