How does farm diversity facilitate sustainable agriculture?
Crop rotation is one of the oldest and most effective cultural control strategies. It means the planned order of specific crops planted on the same field.
Advantages of crop rotation
Prevents soil depletion
Maintains soil fertility
Reduces soil erosion
Controls insect/mite pests.
Reduces reliance on synthetic chemicals
Reduces the pests' build-up
Helps control weeds
Rotating a variety of crops improves soil fertility and reduces pesticide use