Effect of different planting pattern on the growth and yield of cabbage and onion intercrops.

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Bala M.G
Idris, B.A

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October 21, 2020

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Field experiments were conducted for two years in 2006/07 and 2007/08 dry seasons at the farm National Horticultural Research Institute, in Kano to determine the effects of different planting patterns when intercropping cabbage and onion. The experiment consists eleven treatments in which nine patterns of intercropping cabbage and onion in the ratios of 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 2:1, 2:2, 2:3, 3:1, 3:2 , 3:3 and two sole crops were selected. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete design with three replications. Data on growth and yield were collected and analyzed. The results showed that plant height and number of leaves of cabbage and onion were not significantly influenced by the different treatments, however, growth of the two crops were favoured in the dry season of 2007/2008. The yield of the intercropping were significantly influenced by the best planting pattern of one row of cabbage to three rows of onion at the recommended spacing of the two crops while lowest yield was recorded from three rows of cabbage to three rows of onion at closer spacing. The land equivalent ratio, however ,was lowest in three rows of cabbage three rows of onion and sole cropping was disadvantageous to the farmer in term of return from the farm

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