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Describe the various cropping patterns.

Answer :

Monocropping Crop rotation Sequential cropping Intercropping

Monocropping - When only one crop is grown season after season; it’s called Monocropping.

Sequential cropping - It means growing of two or more crops in sequence on the same piece of land in a farming year.

Row intercropping - when cropping involves the component crops arranged in alternate rows.

Strip Intercropping - It involves growing of two or more crops in strips that are wide enough to allow separate management of the two crops; but close enough for the crops to interact.

Mixed intercropping or mixed cropping - It involves growing of two or more crops at the same time with no distinct row arrangement.

Relay intercropping or relay cropping - It is a system in which a second crop is planted when an existing crop has just flowered but before harvesting.

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