Mixed and Multiple Agriculture

Mixed and Multiple Agriculture

  • Mixed farming is referred to cultivation of crops and raising of animals simultaneously.
  • The multiple farming is used to denote the practice of growing two or more crops together.
  • In such case a number of crops having varying maturing periods are sown at the same time.
  • This practice is followed is areas having good rainfall or facilities of irrigation.
mixed and multiple agriculture

Inter Cropping

  1. The main object is to utilize the space left between two rows of main crop.
  2. More emphasis is given to the main crop.
  3. There is no competition between both crops.
  4. Inter crops are of short duration & are harvested much earlier than main.
  5. Sowing time may be same or different.
  6. Crops are sown in different rows without affecting the population of main crop when sown as sole crop.

Mixed Cropping

  1. To get at least one crop under favorable conditions.
  2. All crops are cared equally.
  3. There is competition between all crops growing.
  4. The crops are almost of the same duration.
  5. It is same for all crops
  6. Either sown in rows or mixed without considering the population of either.