Monday, 20 July 2020

How to grow mung with Cotton?

We are living in the 21st century and the way of farming is not more advanced as compared to other countries. More than 70 percent of the population of India depends on agriculture directly or indirectly.  We are using some traditional methods of farming and some are modern. 

Most of the farmers are growing a single crop on a particular land and the output is good well. But some farmers using mind and technology with farmers to get more profit without harm to soil fertility. Today we are going to read cotton farming with a mungbean crop. 

Is that Possible to grow Moong with Cotton?

Yes, it is possible and farmers are using this technology to get more profit and intercropping with cotton. Because the moong is ready to harvest in 60-70 days while cotton-picking will start after 110 days of sowing. So farmers can get easily a crop of mungbean between this time of interval. 

How to grow and what is the best time for sowing?

Farmers can grow the mung crop between the two rows of hybrid cotton. They can sow a single row between two rows of cotton or can use double rows between two cotton rows. The cotton sowing time in northern India is April- May, and farmers can sow the mung in May and June month when first or second irrigation is applied to cotton. 


How much seed is required?

If a farmer grows mung in one acre then the seed is required 5-6 Kg. But when doing multi-cropping or intercropping with cotton then 3 kg seed is sufficient for one acre. 


Benefits with intercropping?

  • There are several benefits of cotton and mung intercropping. 
  • No extra nutrient application to the second crop i.e Mungbean.
  • No extra application of irrigation is required.
  • No extra chemical and organic cost for insect and pest management.
  • Mungbean Improves soil fertility.
  • Reduce the weeds in the field.
  • Double income from a single plot.
  • If the one crop does not provide a good output then the second crop will cover the loss.

You watch our video for more detail and information. And see the intercropping results.


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