About Crop Diversity
The term diversity when applied to crop rotations means more than simply adding another crop or crop type to the rotation. In attempting to increase rotational diversity, an operator needs to focus on how crops interact with each other, with other species present, with the soil, with the environment, and with the operators short and long term goals. The reasons for increasing crop rotational diversity include: to spread weather and price risks, to manage weed populations, reduce plant diseases, manage workloads, create the proper environment for subsequent crops, reduce fixed costs per unit of production, access alternative markets, etc.;
<p><strong>Related Journals on Crop Diversity:</strong> Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology, Plant Ecology and Diversity, Systematics and Biodiversity, Plant Journal, Journal of Ecology, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Plant Science.