EFFECTS OF ALLEY CROPPING AND ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL INOCULATION ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.) cv TZ SWAL-1

  • Iniobong E Okon Department of Botany, University of Calabar, P. M. B. 1115 Calabar.
Keywords: Alley – cropping, Glomus deserticola, Gliricidia sepium, maize, Senna siamea

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted in a Rhodic Kandiustalf (Balogun series) soil in southwestern Nigeria to investigate the effects of Glomus deserticola on alley cropped maize. Inoculated maize performed best in Gliricidia sepium alleys with dry grain yield of 1108.4kgha-1 compared to 961.4, 661.2 and 472.1kgha-1 from G. sepium interplanted with Senna siamea ,Senna siamea alone and control subplots respectively. For the uninoculated, the lowest yield was obtained from S. siamea while the highest yield was obtained in Gliricida interplanted with Senna subplots.

KEY WORDS: Alley – cropping, Glomus deserticola, Gliricidia sepium, maize, Senna siamea

Global Jnl Pure & Applied Sciences Vol.10(1) 2004: 7-10
Published
2004-05-25
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