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Title: Effect Of Plant Population On Yield Of Maize And Climbing Beans Grown In An Intercropping System

Date Published: 2005
Author/s: C S Niringiye, S Kyamanywa, C S Ssekabembe
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Copyright/patents/trade marks: NARO
Journal Publisher: African Crop Science Journal
Affiliation: Bean Program, Namulonge Agricultural and Animal production Research Institute (NAARI), P.O. Box 7084, Kampala, Uganda, Crop Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda
Keywords: Competitive ratio, land equivalent ratio, Phaseolus vulgaris, Uganda, Zea mays


Increased adoption of climbing beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Kabale district, south-western Uganda, has been limited by scarcity of staking materials, despite the crop\'s higher yield potential compared to bush bean types when grown on fertile soils. There is therefore need to explore other appropriate mechanisms such as intecropping, that could substitute use of stalks. A field experiment was conducted at Kachwekano near Kabale town for two seasons: second rains of 1996 (1996b) and first rains of 1997 (1997a), to determine the appropriate plant population density (PPD) of maize that would maximize bean yield in an intercrop system.