Effects of intercropping on yield and returns in corn and sorghum

Reddy, K.A. and Reddy, K.R. and Reddy, M.D. (1980) Effects of intercropping on yield and returns in corn and sorghum. Experimental Agriculture, 16 (2). pp. 179-184.

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Abstract

The yield and gross returns were studied over 2 yr in 3 experiments on inter-cropping in maize and sorghum. Paired-row sowing recorded 8-12% and 44% higher grain yield in maize and sorghum, resp., over conventional equidistant sowing at the same plant populations. Additional gross returns due to intercropping were 24-76% in maize (1975-6 winter) and 4-56% in maize and 15-75% in sorghum (1976 rainy season) compared with pure stands. Intercropping was beneficial, particularly in the limited cropping periods of this semi-arid tropical zone

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agronomy, AP Agriculture University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, A.P., India
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Croping Systems
Divisions: Maize
Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 09:13
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 09:13
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0014479700010887
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/9311

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