The production capacity of intercropped model of maize (Zea mays) with black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) | IJAAR

IJAAR Robinia pseudoacacia 19,12,2018By: Jiangbo Hai

Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate the intercropping of legumes with cereals in different space as an approach to improve the soil nutrient content, the forage quality and the yield of cereals. Black locust was cultivated alone and intercropped with maize as follows: 2 rows maize to 2 rows Black locust (2M2R), 2 rows maize to 4 rows Black locust (2M4R), 2 rows maize to 6 rows Black locust (2M6R); 4 rows maize to 2 rows Black locust (4M2R), 4 rows maize to 4 rows Black locust (4M4R), 4 rows maize to 6 rows Black locust (4M6R) and 6 rows maize to 2 rows Black locust (6M2R), 6 rows maize to 4 rows Black locust (6M4R), 6 rows maize to 6 rows Black locust (6M6R).The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three treatments and three replications. The results indicated significant increase of soil available phosphorus and soil organic matter in 2017 at harvest, while soil total nitrogen and soil available potassium decreased. However, total nitrogen and organic matter were higher in black locust leaves, black locust stems and maize stem.

IJAAR Robinia pseudoacacia, 19,12,2018Low maize yield were founded in the major part of treatments while the highest biomass was founded in plants stem diameter. An increase is observed in maize and black locust height. Significant differences were founded in the character of black locust stem basal diameter. Also, significant differences in Chlorophyll concentration and WUE were observed.

Author Information:

Aboubakar Ngnadong Wansim, Bachir Daoura Goudia, Innocent MugenziYuping Ye, Rong Liu, Etienne Niyigaba, Eltayeb M. E. El Hassan, Haotian Qi, Dan Hai, Jiangbo Hai

College of Agronomy, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, People’s Republic of China

Faculté D’agronomie, Université Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger

Key words: Production, Intercropping, Mon cropping, Maize, Black locust.

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Journal Name: International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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