What is crop rotation and why is it important?
How crop rotation be used to control pests and diseases.
I posted an article on methods of plant disease management where I discussed extensively on the conditions needed for any pest or disease to emerge. Part of the conditions is the environment.
The result was awesome; it was as if I had never cultivated on that soil. Throughout the period of cultivation, we recorded no pest or disease attack; remember it was a greenhouse. I was able to break the cycle of the late blight disease and the spider mites with cowpea, a legume, to allow the cowpea grow and yield awesomely. This is how crop rotation works practically.
How to use crop rotation to manage soil nutrient management
Aside from controlling pests and diseases, crop rotation can also be used to manage the fertility of the soil. As you cultivate on a particular land, year-in-year-out, the fertility of the soil decreases. However, you can replenish the soil nutrients using crop rotation.