IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Major Crops & Cropping Patterns Study Material (Page 1 of 4)

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Cropping System (Patterns) : Factors Affecting Choice of Cropping Patterns

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Cropping pattern is defined by the proportional distribution of area under various crops at a given time and in an agricultural year. It is determined by availability of irrigation, rainfall, temperature, humidity, and nature of soil. This forms main aspect of any farming system. There are two main aspects of cropping patterns, crops grown simultaneously in the field and the crops grown in succession.

Factors Affecting Choice of Cropping Patterns

Following are some guidelines for right crop pattern:

  • Taproot crop…

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Cropping System (Patterns) : Advantages of Crop Patterns, Types of Cropping Systems

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Advantages of Crop Patterns

Crop systems offer following advantages.

  • They enable agricultural operations to be done on time, for all crops because of less competition.
  • They allow easy management of weeds, disease, and insects.
  • They enable proper use of all resources and inputs like farmer, labor, power, equipment, and machines.
  • They enable farmer to get better price for produce.
  • Crop combina…

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