Define the term ‘transplantation’? List any two advantages it offers to the farmer.


In some crops, like paddy seeds are sown in a small plot called nursery. When seedlings are formed, they are manually planted in the field. This is known as transplantation.

Two advantages transplantation offers to the farmer are:

  • It enables the farmer to selectively cultivate only healthy plants.
  • They can be planted at uniform distance to ensure uniform availability of water, sunlight etc.