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Multiple cropping system of farming



Multiple cropping system of farming

This is a system which is almost similar to that of mixed cropping. multiple cropping system is the growing of different crops on the same piece of land more than once a year, and harvesting them at different times. The principle of the method is that, the first crop is harvested before planting the others during the same season.

One type of crop or more crops may be involved in this system. the multiple system farmer may be practicing double or triple cropping. In double cropping, a crop such as maize is grown two times during the same season on the same piece of land.
The first crop is grown in late March or early April and harvested in July or August, before another one is planted in August and harvested in November or December.







The first crop is known as the early maize, while the second one is known as the late maize. This system can be referred to as relay cropping.
This system is commonly practiced in the Southern part of Nigeria where the temperature and rainfall conditions are favourable. It can also be adopted where irrigation is practiced.


ADVANTAGES OF MULTIPLE CROPPING

1. multiple cropping ensures maximum use of the land
(ii) multiple cropping guards against crop failure

DISADVANTAGES OF MULTIPLE CROPPING

(i) It requires adequate and regular supply of water
(ii) The soil may be over-used








HERE YOU WILL FIND EVERY AVAILABLE TOPICS ABOUT AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY. AND THE LINKS TO THEIR VARIOUS SOURCES.
1. DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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5. PROBLEM OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
6. SOLUTIONS TO POOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
7. AGRICULTURAL LAWS AND REFORMS
8. ROLES OF GOVERNMENT IN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
9. AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
10. PROGRAM PLANNING IN AGRICULTURE
34.
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35. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
36. FACTORS AFFECTING LAND AVAILABILITY
37. TOPOGRAPHY
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39. BIOLOGICAL FACTORS
40. SOCIAL-ECONOMIC FACTORS
41. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
42. CLIMATIC FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
43. TEMPERATURE
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47. SOLAR RADIATION
48. BIOTIC FACTOR AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
49. PESTS
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51. DISEASES
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60. LIVING ORGANISM
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63. PROCESS OF SOIL FORMATION
64. WEATHERING
65. PHYSICAL WEATHERING
66. CHEMICAL WEATHERING
67. PRESSURE
68. WATER
73. BIOLOGICAL WEATHERING
74. CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL
75. SOIL WATER





80. SANDY SOIL CLAY SOIL LOAMY SOIL
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84. IDENTIFICATION OF SOIL TYPES THROUGH EXPERIMENTS
85. RETENTION OF WATER BY VARIOUS SOIL TYPES

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90. MACRO NUTRIENTS IN GENERAL
112. THE MAINTENANCE OF SOIL FERTILITY
113. CROP ROTATION
114. APPLICATION OF ORGANIC MANURES FARM YARD MANURE APPLICATION OF INORGANIC MANURE

118. FARMING PRACTICES
119. BUSH BURNING CLEARING
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126. CROP ROTATION
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166. THE CONCEPT OF MECHANIZATION