Consider the following statements about Inter-cropping:

  1. Growing of two or more than two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land is called inter-cropping
  2. It is mostly prevalent in plantation crops like coconut and areca nut
  3. It yields higher productivity per unit area 

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

All given statements are correct
Growing of two or more than two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land is called inter-cropping. It yields higher productivity per unit area. It is mostly prevalent in plantation crops like coconut and areca nut. Main objectives of intercropping are:

  • Insurance against total crop failure under aberrant weather conditions or pest epidemics
  • Increase in total productivity per unit land area
  • Judicious utilization of resources such as land, labor and inputs

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