Effect of Vermicompost on Yield and Forage Quality in Intercropping of Maize and Mung

Parastoo Shadab Niazi, Reza Monaem, Amin Azadi

Abstract


To evaluate the quality and quantity of forage maize and green mung beans in monoculture and mixed farming an experiment was carried out in the form of split plot in a randomized complete block design with three replications at educational and research center of Azad University of Shahre Rey in 2013. Vermicompost was considered at three levels in the main plots (zero, 2.5 and 5 tons per ha) and mixed planting of five levels as subplots (100% green gram; 100% corn; 50% green gram and 50% corn; 75% and 25% of corn plus 25% and 75% of mung bean respectively). The results showed that the highest forage dry yield belonged to 75% maize + 25% mung bean. Forage quality of intercropping of maize and mung bean was higher than maize monoculture. The highest digestibility belonged to 75% mung bean + 25% corn, which statistically had no significant difference compared with 50% corn + 50% mung bean.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v9n5p233

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