Q. Consider the following statements regarding mixed farming:
1.Mixed farms are moderate in size and usually the crops associated with it are wheat, barley, fodder and root crops.
2.Mixed farming is characterized by high capital expenditure on farm machinery and building, extensive use of chemical fertilizers.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Mixed Farming is a form of agriculture is found in the highly developed parts of the world, e.g. North-western Europe, Eastern North America, parts of Eurasia and the temperate latitudes of Southern continents.

  • Mixed farms are moderate in size and usually the crops associated with it are wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize, fodder and root crops. Fodder crops are an important component of mixed farming.
  • Crop rotation and intercropping play an important role in maintaining soil fertility. Equal emphasis is laid on crop cultivation and animal husbandry.
  • Animals like cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry provide the main income along with crops.
  • Mixed farming is characterized by high capital expenditure on farm machinery and building, extensive use of chemical fertilizers and green manures and also by the skill and expertise of the farmers.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Human Geography

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