Crop rotation

Crop rotation is the practice of growing, different crops in the same piece of land and moving them around in a planned sequence. For instance, monocots and dicots should be rotated after every  seasons.

It helps build soil fertility, improve soil structure and help control pest and disease.

Crop rotation

Crop rotation

Examples of the sequences

Rotate maize and beans

Brassicas and onions

Crops of the same family should not be rotated; this is because they share common traits e.g.  Root length, pests and diseases and thus rotating them is not gainful.