POLYCULTURE is agriculture using multiple crops in the same space,
providing crop diversity in imitation of the diversity of natural
ecosystems, and avoiding large stands of single crops, or monoculture
. It includes multi-cropping , intercropping , companion planting ,
beneficial weeds , and alley cropping . It is the raising at the same
time and place of more than one species of plant or animal.
* 1 Advantages * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
Polyculture, though it often requires more labor, has two main advantages over monoculture.
* ^ "Companion Planting Guide". Thompson & Morgan. Retrieved 14 June 2016. * ^ Youyong Zhu; et al. (2000). "Genetic Diversity and Disease Control in Rice". Nature (406): 718–722. doi :10.1038/35021046 .