Stability of sorghum-based intercropping systems under rainfed conditions

Singh, S.P. and Jha, D. (1984) Stability of sorghum-based intercropping systems under rainfed conditions. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 29 (1). pp. 101-106.

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Data from multi-location trials of the All-India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project on sorghum-based intercropping systems conducted during 1972-80 were analysed to compare stability of the systems over seasons. Intercropping generated higher long term returns than sole cropping. Av. returns from intercropping were 7-54% higher and in 12 out of 23 situations the margin exceeded 20%. The intercropping systems were more stable than sole cropping of either of the component crops, due probably to higher productivity in intercropping especially in adverse situations. Groundnuts, Vigna radiata, pigeonpeas, soyabeans and cowpeas were the intercrops in sorghum

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: All-India Coordinated Dryland Project, Hyderabad 500 030, A.P., India
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Croping Systems
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2013 08:55
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 08:55

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