International Journal of Research in Agronomy

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International Journal of Research in Agronomy
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Validation of maize-common bean intercropping on crop productivity and land use efficiency under two tillage practices at Jimma zone, South Western Ethiopia


Sisay Gurmu, Muhidin Biya and Eshetu Yadete

Validation of maize common bean intercropping on crop productivity and land use efficiency under two tillage practices was conducted to determine the best maize common intercropping ratio and tillage practice at Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia during 2019 main cropping season. The experiment had four treatments with farmers replications which were two maize to common bean ratio:- 1:2 and 1:4 maize to common bean ratio respectively in rows of maize and between two maize plant stand and two tillage practices:- conventional tillage and zero tillage Which factor is main plot and subplot I don’t know. Each treatment was assigned to each plot in split plot design. Data on the yield and yield components of both maize and common bean were subjected to ANOVA using SAS version 9.3. The significant highest grain yield of maize 4060 kg ha-1 and above-ground biomass 10.08 ton ha-1 was recorded from zero tillage with the highest net benefit 24,898.0 ETB ha-1. Whereas the significant maximum grain yield of common bean 1270 kg ha-1and above- ground biomass 3.87 ton ha-1was obtained from one maize to four common bean intercropping ratio with highest net benefit 15,345ETB ha-.1 Therefore, it is advisable for farmers in the study area and adjacent district’ with similar agro-ecologies, one maize to four common bean intercropping ratio with zero tillage practice can be the best combination for yield improvement of the both crop and land use efficiency.
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How to cite this article:
Sisay Gurmu, Muhidin Biya, Eshetu Yadete. Validation of maize-common bean intercropping on crop productivity and land use efficiency under two tillage practices at Jimma zone, South Western Ethiopia. Int J Res Agron 2021;4(1):75-80.