Advantages of Intercropping

Banana Inter Croppping

Advantages of Intercropping

  • Land gives a return before the banana crop is ready
  • Weed control is easier
  • Soil is protected against erosion as soil moisture is conserved
  • Organic matter is added to the soil

Disadvantages of Intercropping

If the crops aren’t wisely chosen when intercropping, it may lead to;

  • Soil exhaustion
  • Plant health problems
  • Competition for nutrients and sunlight

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