Mixed cropping, or multiple cropping, is the growing of two or more crops simultaneously on the same piece of land. Benefits of mixed cropping include:
- Improved balancing of soil nutrients.
- Weed suppression.
- Disease and insect pest reduction.
- Increased tolerance of climate extremes (wet, dry, hot, cold).
- Increased overall productivity and resource use efficiency.
- Improvement in the fertility of the soil.
- Increased crop yield.