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#TECHNOTIPS: Crop Rotation
by Catheryn Villorente - Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:32 AM
 
Crop rotation Crop rotation is the cultivation of different crops on a piece of land over time. The succession of crops to be grown is carefully designed to ensure that soil nutrients are sustained, pest populations are controlled, weeds are suppressed, and soil health is built.

The central idea is to have the crops themselves sustain soil health, instead of planting the same crop throughout the year and then repairing soil health through fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. A well-designed crop rotation makes land more productive and more environmentally sustainable. It improves the financial viability of a farm by increasing productivity while reducing chemical input costs.

The key advantages of crop rotation are:
• Improved soil fertility and structure
• Disease control
• Pest control
• Weed control
• Increased soil organic matter
• Erosion control
• Improved biodiversity
• Increased yield
• Reduced commercial risk


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Re: #TECHNOTIPS: Crop Rotation
by Alice Oas - Friday, 25 June 2021, 04:12 PM
 
crop rotation is the process of rotating of the crops to maintain the nutrients of soil without using of chemical fertilizer. others farmers applied the crop rotation to avoid pest, weed soil erosion and etc.
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