Good farm practices
,W ZDV KHDUWHQLQJ WR UHDG k0XOWLSOH UHVSRQVHy -XQH 7KH KLOO people in my state, Himachal Pradesh, have been practicing multi-cropping for a long time. For example, urad is sown when maize achieves a height of 20 cm. Maize ripens early and so it is harvested, letting the urad vines grow in the same field. It is harvested after 20 days. Legumes like urad also enrich the soil with muchneeded nitrogen, beneficial for both crops. Similarly, finger millet and tur are also sowed on the fringes along with the main crop. Today, pulses and millets have greater market value due to increasing awareness about healthy eating choices.