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Define intercropping. How does it differ with mixed cropping?

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Intercropping is the practice of growing two or more crops simultaneously in a same field in definite row patterns with the objective of increasing productivity per unit area.

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.


Intercropping


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


(ii) Seeds of two crops are not mixed.


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


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