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dc.contributor.advisor Ayisi, Kingsley K. Mishiyi, Sibongile Gift 2013-03-14T06:58:03Z 2013-03-14T06:58:03Z 2006
dc.description Thesis (M.Sc. (Agronomy )) --University of Limpopo, 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract Intercropping is the growing of two or more crops simultaneously on the same field, and it is a common traditional practice among resource-poor farmers throughout the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Field studies were conducted at two locations in the province namely, the University of Limpopo experimental farm at Syferkuil, and a farmer’s field at Dalmada during the 2002/2003 growing season, to determine patterns of nodulation in cowpea and lablab varieties under sole culture and in an intercropping system with maize, variety SNK2147 and also to assess biomass accumulation and grain yielding abilities of the component crops in the system. The experiments were established as a randomized complete block design with three replications at each location. Treatments examined were sole maize, two cowpea cultivars: Bechuana white and Glenda; two lablab cultivars, Rongai and Common. The legumes were intercropped alternately within 90 cm inter-row spacing of maize, thus creating a distance of 45 cm between the maize and the legume rows. Cropping system had no effect on cowpea grain yield at Syferkuil, but at Dalmada cowpea yield was reduced. Maize grain yield was significantly affected by the cropping system at both Syferkuil and Dalmada. At both locations, the yields of all the intercropped maize were lower than those of the sole crop maize. The dry matter production of different cropping systems was generally similar during the different sampling dates. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship the National Research Foundation,and the Gauteng Department of Agriculture Conservation and Environment en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 105 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Nodulation en_US
dc.subject Grain yield en_US
dc.subject Cowpea varieties en_US
dc.subject Lablab varieties en_US
dc.subject Intercropping system en_US
dc.subject.ddc 631.58 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intercropping en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cropping systems en_US
dc.title Nodulation, dry matter accumulation and grain yield of cowpea and lablab varieties under sole and intercropping system with maize en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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