WHAT IS INTERCROPPING?
Intercropping is a multiple cropping practice involving growing two or more crops in proximity. The most common goal of intercropping is to produce a greater yield on a given piece of land by making use of resources or ecological processes that would otherwise not be utilized by a single crop.
BENEFITS OF INTERCROPPING
Diversity and stability of fields
Reduction in chemical/fertilizer application
A complimentary sharing of plant resources
Weed surpression and a reduction in susceptibility to insects and disease