There are various measures that farmers adopt in order to maximize their crop production – natural fertilizers, bio-pesticides, advanced technology, machines and so on. Among all the measures undertaken to increase the crop productivity, multiple cropping has evolved as the most effective way to increase yield and hence the ROI. In multiple cropping, farmers grow more than one crop on the same land. This technique increases the output that can be earned from a particular piece of land. Multiple cropping can be done for any type of crops – fodder, oil seeds, fruits, vegetables, flowers etc. For example, marigolds are usually sown with tomatoes as they have the ability to repel some pests that destroy the tomato crop. Another example of multiple cropping is okra + cotton. Hence, with increase in crop output we also minimize the risk of crop failure by supplementing the crops with natural fertilizers and pesticides through multi cropping! Moreover, multiple cropping also enhances the productivity of the soil as certain crops like legumes release nitrogen into the soil which is a natural fertilizer. Growing multiple crops on the same farm hardly leaves any space for weeds to grow. Hence, the crops remain protected from these unwanted elements too. Multiple cropping can be divided into three sub categories: • Mixed cropping: It is the basic type of multiple cropping in which the crops having same harvest and maturity time are grown together. Fodder crops are mostly grown using this technique so as to fulfil the nutrient requirements of the livestock. • Inter cropping: In this type of cropping minor crops like mustard, watermelon, garlic etc. are sown in rows between major crops like sugarcane. In this case, the crops with different harvest period can also be sown together. • Relay cropping: In relay cropping, the second crop is sown just before the maturity period of the first crop. This provides enough moisture and nutrients for the growth of the new crop. In terms of marketing too, multiple cropping is beneficial as you can earn more profit by selling multiple crops in the same time period. At AGROCORP, we acknowledge the importance of multi cropping to increase crop yield. Therefore, we practice multiple farming for growth of Melia Dubia, tomatoes, chilli, gherkin, ginger and other cash crops. Along with multi cropping, we also practice other advanced farming techniques like drip irrigation, gun showers, sprinklers, bio manure, etc. in order to produce maximum output for our investors. AGROCORP strives to make agriculture industry a successful investment arena through the use of advanced farming techniques, of which multi cropping is an important one. You can contact AGROCORP at email@example.com to get an overview of our farming techniques and investment plans.