Yield Comparison of Structural Carbohydrates in Sweet Sorghum and Legumes under Single and Double Cropping Systems

Arshad, M. (2012) Yield Comparison of Structural Carbohydrates in Sweet Sorghum and Legumes under Single and Double Cropping Systems. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 12 (2). pp. 210-223.

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Cropping systems study was conducted to improve the land productivity of structural carbohydrates contributing to food, feed, paper, bio-energy and biomaterials. Experiment was conducted during two consecutive seasons to study the individual and interactive influence of treatments i.e. intercrop legumes (mungbean, soybean), planting patterns (alternate single rows, alternate double rows) and times of seeding (simultaneous, staggered) on the yield of non structural carbohydrates i.e. cellulose and hemicelluloses in intercropped sweet sorghum, mungbean and soybean. Together with eight intercropping treatments, three sole cropping of test crops were established for comparison in randomized complete block design. Key observations indicated that the yields of cellulose and hemicelluloses computed from total dry matter multiplied with respective chemical contents were significantly reduced in intercropping systems established with mungbean. Whereas, the yield of cellulose increased by 13 to 18 % and that of the hemicelluloses by 6 to 12 % in sweet sorghum-soybean association established with staggered seeding compared to that in sole cropping of sweet sorghum. Significant influence of intercrop legume, planting pattern and time of seeding observed in intercropping associations. However, few significant interactions between intercrop legume and time of seeding concluded the advantage in intercropping over sole system of sweet sorghum in terms of cellulose and hemicelluloses production

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 03:05
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 03:06
Official URL: http://www.idosi.org/aejaes/aejaes12(2).htm
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/4450

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