Assessing the effect of intercrops on the growth and yield of two okra (abelmoschus esculentus(L))varieties.

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Yaduma, J.J
Bala, M.G
Idris, B.A
Mohammed, S.M

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October 21, 2020

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Two okra varities NHAe 47-4 and 88-1 were intercropped with cowpea and millet at the Research farm of the National Horticultural Research Institute, Bagauda in Kano state during 2007 and 2008 plating seasons, to determine the response of NHAe 47-4 and LD 88-1 okro variaties to intercrops. Experimental treatments (eight) constisted of LD 88-1 + cowpea,LD 88-1 + Millet, NHAe47-4 + millet, cowpea sole, millet sole,LD 88-1 sole, and NHAe47-4 sole were arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. The result obtained showed significant effects when the two okra varieties were intercropped with cowpea than millet sole and 2008 season in terms of growth and yield of two okra varieties performed better than 2007. Between 2007-2008, the highest plant height of 39.9cm was obtained from the mixture of LD 88-1 + cowpea, highest number of leaves of 19.3 was obtain from LD 88-1sole while largest leaf area of 517.1cm was recorded from NHAe 47-4 sole. The highest yield of 5.8 and 6.4 t/ha were obtained from NHAe 47-4 sole in 2007 2007 respectivly. Intercropping effect was recorded best in LD 88-1+ Cowpea (4.4t/ha) and NHAe47-4 +cowpea (3.5t/ha) than in the millet with highest yield of 2.9 t/ha for each of the okra varieties respectively. The land equivalent ratio was calculated to be highest in LD 88-1 grow in cowpea mixture than NHAe 47-4 in cowpea.

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