Krishi Kisan

Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

This refers to growing of number of Crops one after the other in a fixed rotation to maintain the fertility of the soil. The rotation of crops may be complete in a year in some of the areas while it may involve more than one year’s time is others.

  • Pulses or any leguminous crop is grown after the cereal crops.
  • Legumes have the ability of fixing nitrogen to the soil.
  • Highly fertilizer intensive crops like sugarcane or tobacco are rotated with cereal crops.
  • The selection of crops for rotation depends upon the local soil conditions and the experience and the understanding of the farmers.