10 ADVANTAGES OF CROP ROTATION

10 ADVANTAGES OF CROP ROTATION
  • Crops utilize optimally the nutrients and moisture since crops grown have a different rooting system.
  • It breaks the life cycle of pests and diseases since the pathogens are starved when crops that they depend on are not grown that season.
  • Soil fertility is improved especially e.g legumes are included in the rotation.
  • Protects soil from erosion since land is even covered not bear especially during the fallow period.
  • It facilitates Nutrient recycling, especially when shallow and deep-rooted crops are alternated in the rotation
  • Farmer spends less on fertilizers since soil is improved by N from legumes
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