Growth and yield of maize under different agroforestry systems exposed to varying cultural treatments in Mizoram, India


The growth and yield of maize under three multipurpose trees (Alnus nepalensis, Gmelina arborea and Melia azedarach) subjected to application of varying intensities of different mulches was evaluated during a 3-year period (2004-2006). Maize performed considerably well under Alnus nepslensis than under other trees and sole crop. Among the mulches, subabul leaf mulch brought increased yield (10 to 36%) in maize compared to sole crop and this increase was directly proportional to dose of mulch.

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