2007) evaluated wheat-potato relay intercropping system and concluded that yield of potato was not influenced by relay intercropping but highest grain yield was obtained in sole wheat crop (Table 3).
Evaluation of Wheat-Potato Relay intercropping system in the mid hills of Shimla.
Relay intercropping cotton (seedling and growth stages) with wheat (reproductive stage) is a recent technology in crop intensification field, where, the crops overlap in time, growing as an intercrop, from March till May.
Relay intercropping pattern and solid cultures of both crops were illustrated in Figure (1).
The study indicates that relay intercropping wheat with cotton was more profitable to farmers than cotton solid culture (I) or growing cotton after wheat harvest (cotton solid culture II).
3 for ton of seed cotton; relay intercropping cotton with wheat increased variable costs of intercropping culture from $ 529 to 1448 and $ 465 to 1384 over those of cotton solid (I) and wheat solid + cotton solid (II) cultures, respectively.
The findings suggest that the productivity and resource use efficiencies of wheat--cotton relay intercropping can be improved by modifying the conventional management practices and by system optimization.
Nitrogen economy in relay intercropping systems of wheat and cotton.
Formulas for relay intercropping and crop sequence systems evaluation.