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The agronomic significance of mixed cropping. Maize (Zea mays) interplanted with sorghum

By: Haizel, K.A.
Contributor(s): Twumasi Afriyie, S [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1977Subject(s): Cultivation | Ghana | Growth | Maturity | Mixed cropping | Sorghum | Zea mays AGROVOC | Yields AGROVOCDDC classification: 88-077832 In: Ghana Journal of Science v. 10, no. 2, p. 213-21688-077832Summary: The publication discusses the growth, development and yield of maize cultivar Composite 2, and sorghum cultivar Dwarf Hegari grown in pure stands and in mixtures. Individual plot size was 6.3 m x 3.6 m. Spacing between adjacent rows of plants was 90 cm at standard density, and 180 cm half density. Total dry matter production and grain yield from four successive destructive harvests indicate that mixtures were less productive than the higher yielding crop (Zea mays) in pure stand but more productive than the lower yielding crop (Sorghum) in pure stand. The competitive ability, assessed additively using an ('index density' and by the Relative GrowingCollection: AGRIS Collection
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Article CIMMYT Knowledge Center: John Woolston Library

Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

AGRIS Collection 88-077832 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 88-077832
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8 tables; 11 graphs; ill. Summaries (En, Fr)

The publication discusses the growth, development and yield of maize cultivar Composite 2, and sorghum cultivar Dwarf Hegari grown in pure stands and in mixtures. Individual plot size was 6.3 m x 3.6 m. Spacing between adjacent rows of plants was 90 cm at standard density, and 180 cm half density. Total dry matter production and grain yield from four successive destructive harvests indicate that mixtures were less productive than the higher yielding crop (Zea mays) in pure stand but more productive than the lower yielding crop (Sorghum) in pure stand. The competitive ability, assessed additively using an ('index density' and by the Relative Growing

Global Maize Program

English

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