There is a need to start thinking of working collectively in a group where farmers can share the intercrops
that can be planted and also the revenue that can be generated.
However, this information is of little value in predicting the optimum densities of the components in intercrops
, since yield of each component will depend on both inter-specific and intra-specific competition.
were thinned and retained at an interplant spacing of 0.
Seeds produced under intercrops
exhibited relatively better normal germination (81.
The potential of foragemaize intercrops
in ruminant nutrition.
Learning about climate change has motivated Malawian farmers to organize tree planting, grow more drought-tolerant crops and legume intercrops
, which improve soil quality under dry conditions.
Land equivalent ratios, light interception, and water use in annual intercrops
in the presence or absence of in-crop herbicides.
The difference in decomposition rates between cowpea and cotton crop residues presents an opportunity to achieve synchrony between nutrient release from previous crop residue and nutrient uptake by the following crop in cotton--cowpea intercrops
In the past, the cultivation of intercrops
such as soybean, greengram and castor helped keep pest populations under control by providing shelter to the natural predators.
Within each of the five established blocks, seven 3m x 3m plots were set up and in each plot beans were planted as intercrops
with maize (local practice) and allocated one soil treatment/soil amendment except in one plot per block which acted as control.
22] also reported that the performance of rice-berseem clover intercrops
was notably influenced by planting date of berseem clover.
2004) have reported that DM yields were lowest for intercrops
with cereal densities of 30 plants [m.