Can Integration of Legume Trees Increase Yield Stability in Rain-fed Maize Cropping Systems in Southern Africa?

@inproceedings{Sileshi2012CanIO,
  title={Can Integration of Legume Trees Increase Yield Stability in Rain-fed Maize Cropping Systems in Southern Africa?},
  author={Gudeta Weldesemayat Sileshi and Legesse Kassa Debusho and Festus Kehinde Akinnifesi},
  year={2012}
}
Growing maize (Zea mays) in association with legume tree in agroforestry arrangements has been shown to increase yields in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the stability of crop yields has not been critically analyzed in the various cropping systems that integrate leguminous trees. The objective of this analysis was to compare yield stability in improved cropping systems, namely maize-Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium) intercropping and fertilized monoculture maize, with the de… CONTINUE READING
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