Intercropping of carrot and bush bean with maize at different planting systems

Performance of carrot and bush bean under intercropping systems with maize at different planting systems was studied in two successive rabi seasons (2001-2003) to find out suitable crop combination and planting systems. Maize was grown as normal and paired row systems. One and two rows of carrot as well as bush bean were grown with normal row maize while 3 and 4 rows of carrot as well as bush bean in paired row maize. Maize gave higher grain yield when grown with bush bean than that of cariot in both the years. Carrot and bush bean yield were greatly influenced by the planting systems. In both the years, the highest carrot yield was obtained when 2 rows of carrot were grown in the inter-row space of normal maize rows. But the highest bush bean yield was obtained when 4 rows of bush bean were grown in the inter-row space of two pairs of maize rows and this combination also gave the highest benefit cost ratio. The results suggested that bush bean is more compatible with maize than carrot and 4 rows of bush bean with maize in paired row planting system is feasible for higher economic return.


Issue Date:
2006-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/276544
ISSN:
2408-8684
Language:
English
Published in:
Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University, 04, 2
Page range:
193-199




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