Soybean is generally cultivated in India as a sole or monoculture crop. However, its intercropping with maize is a common practice in some hilly areas of northern India. The practice aims at (1) insuring against total crop fail-ures under abnormal weather conditions, (2) increasing total productivity for unit land area, and (3) equitable and judicious utilization of land resources and farming inputs.
Mehta, H.; Sharma, S. K.; and Rana, N. D.
"Research Notes : India : Genetic variability, interrelationships and path-coefficient analysis of seed technological traits in soybean under different cropping systems,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 13
, Article 20.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol13/iss1/20