ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 63 Number 4
The importance of differences in maturity periods and stature in sorghum/finger millet intercrops
A study showed that combinations of appropriate cultivars of sorghum and finger millet could give yield advantages of up to 40%. The tall sorghum cv. Namateera of long maturity gave no yield advantage with millet cv. Serere 1 but did so with cv. Engenyi, an early maturing millet. SB 65, a short and early maturity sorghum, gave higher yield advantage when combined with WC 30, a long maturity millet. Combinations of the cereals that differ widely in maturation time gave higher yield advantages. The taller sorghum cultivars reduced millet yield in mixtures.
Keywords: Sorghum/millet intercrops; Maturity period; Land equivalent ratio; Uganda