The cultivation of two or more crops in succession or with some overlap in the same field within one year. Double-cropping of rice after wheat is an example. When crops overlap in time, multiple cropping is a form of polyculture.
the practice of growing more than one crop on the same land in one year. It involves several alternative patterns of crop arrangement in space and time such as mixed cropping, intercropping, relay-cropping, sequential cropping, double cropping, triple cropping, etc.