Effects of Intercropping Maize or Sorghum with Cowpeas, Pigeon Peas or Beans

Enyi, B.A.C. (1973) Effects of Intercropping Maize or Sorghum with Cowpeas, Pigeon Peas or Beans. Experimental Agriculture, 9 (1). pp. 83-90.

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Abstract

Intercropping maize or sorghum with pigeon peas, cowpeas or beans led to a reduction in leaf area indices, fresh weight yield at time of anthesis, straw yield at harvest and grain yield of the cereal crops. In sorghum, pigeon peas and cowpeas had a greater adverse effect on grain yield than beans, but with maize, beans and cowpeas had a more adverse effect on grain yield than pigeon peas. While intercropping maize with either beans or cowpeas decreased total yield of grain (cereal and legume) per hectare, intercropping sorghum with pigeon peas increased total grain yield per hectare.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Faculty of Agriculture, Morogoro, W., Tanzania
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Common Bean
Maize
Pigeonpea
Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 03:42
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 03:44
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0014479700023711
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/6396

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