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Explain the factors which affects the spacing of any crop.

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  1. Type of machinery used :Space should allow free passage of machinery.
  2. Soil fertility :crops in fertile soil are planted at closer spacing as it is able to support the crops.
  3. Size of the plant: Plant which grow big at maturity should be planted at a wider spacing.
  4. Moisture availability: In areas where there is high rainfall crops are planted at close spacing
  5. Use of crops: If grown for supply of forage crops are planted at closer spacing.
  6. Pest and diseases: When properly spaced it is not easy for the pest and diseases to spread.
  7. Growth habitat of the crop spreading crops are widely spaced.
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