Sorghum/chickpea intercropping trial at Morogoro, Tanzania

Chowdhury, M.S. and Misangu, R.N. (1979) Sorghum/chickpea intercropping trial at Morogoro, Tanzania. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Intercropping, 10-13 January, 1979, Hyderabad, India.

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) was intercropped with uninoculated or inoculated chickpea (Cicer arietinum) at varied soil fertility levels in a field experiment using a randomized block design. Chickpea was inoculated with a commercial inoculant (Nitrogerm-chickpea) under three levels of soil fertility: (a) no fertilizer (control), (b) 20 kg N/ha as ammonium sulfate, and (c) 20 kg N/ha plus 100 kg P/ha as ammonium sulfate and triple superphosphate, respectively. Nodulation, dry matter, and N content of chickpea were examined at various stages of growth. Results indicated the absence of indigenous rhizobia for chickpea. Inoculation significantly increased dry matter and N content of chickpea, but failed to cause a significant grain yield increase. Intercropping greatly decreased the dry matter content and grain yield of chickpea but had no effect on yield of sorghum

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TROPAG | Sorghum bicolor Cicer arietinum | Soils | fertilizers and plant nutrition | intercropping | sorghum | chickpea | fertilizer response | inoculation | Tanzania
Author Affiliation: University of Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Tanranla
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Croping Systems
Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 08:02
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 08:02

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