Why were turnips and clover grown by farmers in their farms?
- Farmers discovered that planting these crops improved the fertility of the soil.
- Turnip was good fodder crop relished by cattle.
- Farmers began cultivating these crops regularly and made them a part of the cropping system.
- Later, findings showed that these crops had the capacity to increase the nitrogen content of the soil. Nitrogen is important for crop growth and the land’s fertility is renewed.