Crop rotation poster by Manisha,8th std, Adarsh Senior Secondary School

Crop rotation is an ancient farming practice that has been used by farmers since the BC century. Crop rotation is defined as the intentional planting of different types of crops in different parts of the field and at different seasons sequentially. It also entails choosing not to plant anything at all in a given season and allowing the land to rejuvenate while bare until the next season.
In crop rotation, one can also incorporate livestock into the practice when the land is left bare for a season of grazing.
In the very early years, farmers used to practice crop rotation, but they had no idea of the scientific reasons behind the success of the practice, nor did they have a specific term for the practice. This means they did not even know its impact on the environment.
Typically, they did it because of the seasonal calendar of the planting of crops, which was set traditionally as a planting pattern. Here are some of the known advantages and disadvantages of crop rotation.

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