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Legume Research, volume 31 issue 1 (march 2008) : 77 - 78

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

B.U. Okonofua, I.A. Ogboghodo*, J.U. Chokor, , I. Agbi.
1Edo state Agricultural Development Programme Department of Soil Science Edo State, Nigeria
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Cite article:- Okonofua B.U., Ogboghodo* I.A., Chokor J.U., Agbi. I. (2024). THE EFFECTS OF APPLICATION OF CAJANNS CAJAN BIOMASS TO THE SOIL ON THE YIELD OF DIOSCOREA ROTUNDATA INTERCROPPED WITH MAIZE (ZEA MAYS).. Legume Research. 31(1): 77 - 78. doi: .
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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