PRODUCTIVITY OF PURE STANDS AND INTERCROPPED FORAGE SORGHUM AND HYACINTH BEAN
Journal: Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture (MJSA)
Author: Galal Ahmed EL Toum Mohammed
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Enhanced biodiversity in intercropping systems can increase productivity, stability, resilience and resource-use efficiency of the intercropped species compared with sole-cropping. A randomized complete block design with four replications was used to compare the productivity of pure stand of fodder sorghum ” Abu sabein” and hyacinth bean ” Lubia afin” with the mixture of the two fodders. The analysis of variance showed significant differences in fresh and dry weight at plant age 30, 40, 50 and 60 days and leaves to stem ratio at 30 days. This study revealed that the contribution of green and dry weight of fodder sorghum was greater than that of hyacinth bean and leaf to stem ratio for both fodders was declined with plant age.