Mixed Cropping

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.