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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
Year: 2003  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 361 - 364

Effect of Planting Geometry and Legumes Intercropping System on the Yield of Sorghum

Abdur Rashid and Himayatullah    

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to study the feasibility of legumes intercropping in sorghum based cropping system at 60,30/90 and 30/120 cm spaced single, double and triple row strips, respectively. The data showed that planting pattern of double row strips (30/90 cm) significantly (P< 0.05) increased the grain yield (5.95 t ha-1) of sorghum than single (5.65 t ha-1) or triple row strip (5.53 t ha-1) planting pattern. Legumes associations decreased the sorghum grain yield by 3.72 and 6.60% then pure stands of sorghum. The interaction between planting geometry and associated legumes culture was non-significant in both the years. However, double row strip planting with two rows of intercrop between the 90 cm space was found superior to other treatment combinations. Thus, this planting technique of sorghum-based legumes intercropping can be recommended for adoption to the farmers.

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