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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2000 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 647-648
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.647.648
 
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Intercropping Maize with Cowpeas and Mungbean under Rainfed Conditions

Naveed Akhtar, Mirza Hassan , Akhtar Ali and Muhammad Riaz

Abstract:
The research study was conducted at two locations i.e. Barani Agricultural Research station (Kohat) and Barani Seed Farm (Hangul to ascertain the biological efficient and economic efficient intercropping system of maize with cowpeas and mungbean. The studies consisted of five intercropping systems (maize sole, cowpeas sole, mungbean sole, maize + cowpeas and maize + mungbean). The results regarding LER showed that maize + cowpeas intercrop average of two locations was 1.29 indicating 29 percent yield advantage which is also biological efficient system. The maize + mungbean indicating 4 percent yield advantage. However, the economic analysis gave a different results which showed that mungbean sole crop gain highest BCR value (return per rupee invested i.e. Rs. 4.82) followed by cowpeas sole crop (Rs. 4.13). It is concluded that apart from biological efficient different economic indices should be computed for comparison and final recommendation for wide spread adoption.
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How to cite this article:

Naveed Akhtar, Mirza Hassan , Akhtar Ali and Muhammad Riaz , 2000. Intercropping Maize with Cowpeas and Mungbean under Rainfed Conditions. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 647-648.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.647.648

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2000.647.648

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