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THE EFFECTS OF APPLICATION OF CAJANNS CAJAN BIOMASS TO THE SOIL ON THE YIELD OF DIOSCOREA ROTUNDATA INTERCROPPED WITH MAIZE (ZEA MAYS).

Article Id: ARCC2421 | Page : 77 - 78
Citation :- THE EFFECTS OF APPLICATION OF CAJANNS CAJAN BIOMASS TO THE SOIL ON THE YIELD OF DIOSCOREA ROTUNDATA INTERCROPPED WITH MAIZE (ZEA MAYS)..Legume Research.2008.(31):77 - 78
B.U. Okonofua, I.A. Ogboghodo*, J.U. Chokor, and I. Agbi.
Address : Edo state Agricultural Development Programme Department of Soil Science Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

This field experiment was conducted to assess the effects of applying biomass from Cajanus
cajan to the soil on the yield of yam (Dioscorea rotundata) intercropped with maize (Zea mays).
Results obtained show that biomass from Cajanus cajan enhanced number of tubers, weight of
tubers and yield per hectare of yam as well as number of green cobs, weight of green cobs and yield per hectare of maize. For example yam and maize yields were 10.78 and 3.98 tons/ha respectively compared to control yields of 9.87 and 3.40 tons/ha respectively

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