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productivity of wheat and alfalfa under intercropping

  • H. M. Abdel Magid (a1), M. F. Ghoneim (a1), R. K. Rabie (a1) and R. E. Sabrah (a1)

Field experiments were carried out under irrigation in Central Saudi Arabia during the winters of 1987–88 and 1988–89 to examine the productivity and quality (grain protein content) of wheat intercropped with inoculated and uninoculated alfalfa with or without additional nitrogen. Nitrogen increased wheat grain yield and protein percentage but inoculation of the alfalfa had no additional effect. Herbage yield of intercropped alfa4fa was unaffected by nitrogen application. Added nitrogen reduced the protein percentage in alfalfa but increased its protein yield. Intercropping had benefits for alfalfa, increasing its protein content and yield.

Siembra simultánea de trigoy alfalfa

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Experimental Agriculture
  • ISSN: 0014-4797
  • EISSN: 1469-4441
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