Evaluation of Soil Nutrients under Maize Intercropping System Involving Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

Authors(4) :-Adams Sadick, Aaron Badu Owusu, Isaac Owusu Ansah, Eric Owusu Adjei

A field experiment was conducted at the Central Agricultural Station, Kwadaso, Ghana to examine soil fertility under different maize based cropping systems. Fertilizer application of NPK 90 - 60 - 60 kg/ha was compared with intercropping maize with cowpea and sole maize. The results showed no significant effects of intercropping on soil fertility in the short term. Though differences in nitrogen level among the cropping systems were insignificant, the level recorded under each system was high.

Authors and Affiliations

Adams Sadick
Department of Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Aaron Badu Owusu
Department of Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Isaac Owusu Ansah
Department of Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Eric Owusu Adjei
Directorate, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana

Intercropping, Nutrient Management, Soil Fertility Maintenance, Monocropping

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | September-October 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-10-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 01-06
Manuscript Number : CH16111
Date Written : 2016-09-20
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-8457

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Adams Sadick, Aaron Badu Owusu, Isaac Owusu Ansah, Eric Owusu Adjei, "Evaluation of Soil Nutrients under Maize Intercropping System Involving Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Chemistry (IJSRCH), ISSN : 2456-8457, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.01-06, September-October.2016
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