Advantages and Disadvantages of Sequential Cropping System

Sequential Cropping

Sequential Cropping definition: form of multiple cropping in which crops are grown in sequence on the same field, with the succeeding crop planted after the preceding crop is harvested.

Sequential Cropping: Example- Planting maize in the long rains, then beans during the short rains. Sequential Cropping involves growing two crops in the same field, one after the other in the same year.

In some places, the rainy season is long enough to grow two crops: either two main crops, or one main crop followed by a cover crop.

Sequential Cropping
Sequential Cropping

Growing Crops two crops may also be possible if there are two rainy seasons, or if there is enough moisture left in the soil to grow a second crop.