Intercropping is the best method of land utilization that focuses on the growth of two or more crops. It is not only to increase the fertility of the soil but also to suppress the weed germination and reduce the susceptibility to diseases and insects/pests. The guava growers can get the double profit by cultivating many crops in their orchards. As winter is starting, Different crops such as carrot, radish, grams, and beans can be sown among the rows of trees. Similarly in summer, okra, eggplant and tomatoes, etc. can be grown as intercrop.
Asma Hamid (Horticulturist)