Mixed farming ensures a steady income to the farmers.
Growing two or more crops on the same area of land is known as mixed cropping. For instance wheat and gram or groundnut and sunflower.
Benefits of mixed cropping
- Farmers can maintain continuous output in their lands.
- Artificial fertilizers, which can be costly, are no longer required.
- It also decreases the impact of bad weather on the farmer because planting and harvesting are undertaken at different times of the year.
- For the same amount of labour and equipment, more land can be farmed.
- Intercropping has a range of budget benefits. Financial risks are spread across a diverse variety of livestock and crops.