Studies of intercropping I-Maize or Sorghum with Groundnuts

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1960
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Evans,A. C.
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Little quantitative information exists in Tanganyika on the comparative merits of intercropping and pure stands. It is exceptional for the peasants to plant pure stands. Unless sound evidence is obtained that production from pure stands is appreciably higher than that from mixed cropping, and that there are advantages such as reduced labour input, pest and disease control, and convenience, it will not be possible to introduce rotational systems of agriculture based on pure stands so long as the hoe remains the most important agricultural implement. In fact if intercropping has decided advantages over pure stands then pure stands would only be essential if harvesting has to be mechanized.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 26, p. 2-20
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