Effects of different companion crops on the performance of cassava

  • B Osundare Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • AA Agboola Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Keywords: Intercropping, maize, cocoyam, sweet potato, cassava


Experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Ibadan in 1998/1999 and 1999/2000 cropping seasons to determine the effects of different intercropping systems which included: sole cassava, cassava/maize, cassava/maize/sweet potato and cassava/cocoyam/sweet potato on the performance of cassava. The results showed that cassava leaf area and stem girth were significantly reduced by intercropping. Also, stem height, length, number and weight of fresh cassava tuber were significantly depressed by intercropping at harvest at P<0.05.

Key Words: Intercropping; maize; cocoyam; sweet potato; cassava

Moor J. Agric. Res. Vol.4(1) 2003: 50-53

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