Intercropping of short and long duration groundnut genotypes to increase productivity in environments prone to end of season drought

Nageswara Rao, R. C., Wadia, K. D. R. and Williams, J. H. (1990) Intercropping of short and long duration groundnut genotypes to increase productivity in environments prone to end of season drought. Experimental Agriculture, 26 1: 63-72. doi:10.1017/S0014479700015416


Author Nageswara Rao, R. C.
Wadia, K. D. R.
Williams, J. H.
Title Intercropping of short and long duration groundnut genotypes to increase productivity in environments prone to end of season drought
Journal name Experimental Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-4797
1469-4441
Publication date 1990-01-01
Year available 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0014479700015416
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 72
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 1991
Language eng
Formatted abstract
 Three short duration and one long duration groundnut genotypes, grown either ‘sole’ or as intercrops (in 1:1 ratios of the short duration with the long duration genotypes), were compared in four trials. The intercrop treatments resulted in Land Equivalent Ratios (LERs) of up to 1.25 for pod yield and total biomass despite moderate or severe water deficits at the end of the season. Specific combinations of genotypes were necessary to maximize the LER. The results indicate there is scope for achieving greater productivity in environments with a variable season length by growing late and early genotypes together in an intercrop system.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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