EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING FORAGE LEGUMES AT DIFFERENT PLANT DENSITIES WITH SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ON THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENT CROPS AT FEDIS, EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted on farmer’s field during 2016 cropping season at Fedis Eastern Ethiopia. The experiment was aimed at assessing the effect of forage legumes population densities intercropped with sorghum on forage yield and to evaluate the effect of forage legumes intercropped with sorghum on yield components and yield of sorghum. Sorghum variety, ‘Teshale’ at its recommended population rate of 66,666.6667 plants/ha and two forage legumes (cowpea and lablab) were tested under factorial combination of three population densities (25%, 50% and 75%) and the sole forage legumes with its recommended density (250,000 plants/ha) accompanied with sole sorghum and the treatments were laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design in three replications. The statistical analysis of the data indicated that forage legume and planting density had no significant effect on sorghum phenology, but the forage legume phenology and flowering date showed significance difference between population densities of forage legumes. The leaf area and leaf area index of sorghum indicated a significance difference among the forage legume and cropping system. The earlier flowering date (72.3 days) of forage legume was recorded under the forage plant grown at 75% population density. 
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APA

Zegeyesh, G & Zegeyesh, G (2024). EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING FORAGE LEGUMES AT DIFFERENT PLANT DENSITIES WITH SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ON THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENT CROPS AT FEDIS, EASTERN ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-intercropping-forage-legumes-at-different-plant-densities-with-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l-moench-on-the-performance-of-component-crops-at-fedis-eastern-ethiopia

MLA 8th

Zegeyesh, Getachew and Getachew Zegeyesh "EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING FORAGE LEGUMES AT DIFFERENT PLANT DENSITIES WITH SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ON THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENT CROPS AT FEDIS, EASTERN ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-intercropping-forage-legumes-at-different-plant-densities-with-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l-moench-on-the-performance-of-component-crops-at-fedis-eastern-ethiopia. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

Zegeyesh, Getachew, Getachew Zegeyesh . "EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING FORAGE LEGUMES AT DIFFERENT PLANT DENSITIES WITH SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ON THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENT CROPS AT FEDIS, EASTERN ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-intercropping-forage-legumes-at-different-plant-densities-with-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l-moench-on-the-performance-of-component-crops-at-fedis-eastern-ethiopia >.

Chicago

Zegeyesh, Getachew and Zegeyesh, Getachew . "EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING FORAGE LEGUMES AT DIFFERENT PLANT DENSITIES WITH SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ON THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENT CROPS AT FEDIS, EASTERN ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-intercropping-forage-legumes-at-different-plant-densities-with-sorghum-sorghum-bicolor-l-moench-on-the-performance-of-component-crops-at-fedis-eastern-ethiopia