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Wheat /faba bean intercropping system in perspective

Ibrahim Yahuza

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.1(6), 69-92, December 2011

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In the United Kingdom (UK) and other areas with similar growing conditions wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) /faba bean (bean; Vicia faba L.) intercropping system has been shown to be promising. However, wheat/ bean intercropping system appear to be less adopted despite empirical evidences that indicate this intercrop combination is productive. Whilst evidences from research on different aspects of the production of wheat/bean intercropping system indicate positive benefits, an assemblage of these various increase in our understanding of this intercrop combination is lacking. With emphasises on materials from the UK, this paper reviews the cultural practices, determinants of yield (s) and seed yields of wheat/bean intercropping system in relation to the constraints and prospects for the adoption of this cropping system.

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Wheat /faba bean intercropping system in perspective

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