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Crop Sequential Total Production in India 

Crop sequences

Total production ( Q/ha)

Two crops: Maize- wheat

90.1

Three crops: Green gram- maize- wheat
                     Green gram- pigeon pea- wheat
                     Cowpea- pearl millet- wheat

97.7
68.8
92.9

Four crops: Green gram- maize –potato- wheat
                    Green gram- maize- totria- wheat

135.9
112.8

Cropping Systems in Dry Lands: The intensity of cropping can be increased through sequential intercropping depending on the rainfall and moisture storage capacity of soils.

Cropping pattern with varying rainfall and soil moisture storage capacity:

Rainfall (mm)

Storage capacity of soil(mm)

Cropping pattern

350-625

100

Single crop in Kharif

650-720

100

Intercropping can be attempted

780-900

150

Sequential cropping is possible

900- above

200

Sequential cropping is assured.

Raton Cropping or Rationing: Refers to raising a crop with re-growth coming out of roots or stalks after harvest of the crop or cultivation of crops re-growth after harvest, although not necessary for grain.

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