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  1. #1 Crop rotation 
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    I have an assignment so help is appreciated.

    What are the crops utilized for crop rotation . Well I just want to know with which crops are used and the manner how they are rotated every season ! Thanks in advance !


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    year 1. Solanum tuberosum
    year 2. Cannabis sativa
    year 3. Erythroxylum coca
    year 4. Catha edulis
    year 5. One year of rest in a correctional facility.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twittery
    I have an assignment so help is appreciated.

    What are the crops utilized for crop rotation . Well I just want to know with which crops are used and the manner how they are rotated every season ! Thanks in advance !
    What specific goals are achieved through crop rotation? That might et you started.
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    One of the problems in agriculture is disease. Crop plants are attacked by viruses, nematode worms, bacteria, and fungi. These pathogens remain in the soil quite a while, and if you plant a crop one year, it may take months to become diseased. But the pathogens stay in the soil, and if you plant the same crop again, the disease strikes rapidly and wipes out the crop.

    If you let the soil 'rest' - that is, give it a year or two before planting the same crop, the pathogens in the soil die off due to lack of host. In the mean time, you can plant crops that are not vulnerable to that specific pathogen. Hence rotating different crops.

    Another reason for crop rotation is to rebuild soil fertility. If you plant, say, potatoes one year, they may use up soil nitrogen. However, if you plant a legume, like peas or alfalfa, the next year, and plow under the non harbested part, they will fix nitrogen which adds to soil fertility. Then a year later you plant potatoes again, and they grow like crazy in the replenished soil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    year 1. Solanum tuberosum
    year 2. Cannabis sativa
    year 3. Erythroxylum coca
    year 4. Catha edulis
    year 5. One year of rest in a correctional facility.
    Ha!


    Mechanical tilling and irrigation reduce soil porosity. To improve the soil structure, pasture phases can be implemented as well as alternation of deep and shallow rooted plants. Many plants are more productive after soil structure improvements, particularly perennials.
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    And it's boring to plant the same stuff each year.
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    Thanks all, for the quick replies . I think I got what I wanted . This forum is really great and helpful and I am nearly about to complete my assignment . It about Agriculture and Basic agriculture Techniques .This site did come in handy and thanks for the tips .

    Cheers and you have a great community here in this forum .Thanks again !!
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