Intercropping is the planting of two or more crops simulatneously in the same field in a definite pattern.
For example, cauliflower and chilli plants are grown together in alternating rows. To ensure the maximum utilization of nutrients applied, crops are selected in such a way that their nutrient requirements are different. Other examples include soyabean and maize, finger miller (bajra) and cowpea (lobia) etc.
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