Stability of performance of a pigeonpea/sorghum intercrop system

Rao, M R and Willey, R W (1981) Stability of performance of a pigeonpea/sorghum intercrop system. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Intercropping, 10-13 January, 1979, Patancheru, Hyderabad, India .

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Results of 89 experiments available on sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)/pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) intercrops have been pooled, and some basis for understanding the stability of performance is presented. On the average, the intercrop system provides the equivalent of 90% of the sole sorghum yield and about 52% of the sole pigeon pea yield. The relative advantage of intercropping remained more or less similar at different levels of fertility. There was no relationship between relative advantage and the amount of water used. Regression analysis showed that the intercrop system is superior to sole crops at all levels of yields and is more widely adaptable

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TROPAG | Sorghum bicolor Cajanus cajan | Agricultural operations and engineering | intercropping | sorghum | pigeon pea | yield stability | returns | India
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 06:11
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 05:53
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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