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Green Fodder Yield and Land Equivalent Ratio of Sorghum-Legume Association

Author(s): Iqtidar Hussain | Shakeel Ahmad Jatoi | Obaidullah Sayal | Muhammad Safdar Baloch

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 175;
Date: 2000;
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The experiment consisted of two sorghum based inter-cropping system i.e. sorghum + guara and sorghum + cowpea in 1-row, 2-row and 3-row strips including sole cropping of all the component crops. Total fodder yield and mean land equivalent ratio (LER) was fairly high in all inter-cropping treatments but the highest LER 1.89 was recorded for sorghum-cowpea 3-rows inter-cropping system. This showed that 70-89 percent yield advantage was gained due to inter-cropping. However, maximum fodder yield of sorghum was obtained after three months of sowing from all the inter-cropped treatments.
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