Compare between mixed cropping and intercropping

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


Advantages of mixed cropping:

  • Minimises the risk of crop failure.
  • Seeds of two crops are mixed before sowing.
  • Crops yield can be increased.

Advantages of intercropping:

  • Increases the productivity per unit area.
  • Pesticides can be easily applied to individual crop.
  • Both crops can be easily harvested and threshed.
  • Soil erosion is reduced.
  • Allows better use of natural resources such as light, soil air and water.