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Economic analysis of sorghum consortia with forages or with dwarf pigeon pea succeeded by soybean or corn

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Pascoaloto, Isabo Melina [1] ; Andreotti, Marcelo [1] ; da Cruz, Sanderley Simoes [2] ; Sabbag, Omar Jorge [1] ; Borghi, Emerson [3] ; de Lima, Gilmar Cotrin [1] ; Modesto, Viviane Cristina [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Rua Moncao 830, BR-15385000 Ilha Solteira, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Fed Para IFPA, BR-155, Km 25 S-N, BR-6850100 Maraba, PA - Brazil
[3] Embrapa Milho & Sorgo, Rodovia MG-424, Km 45, BR-35701970 Sete Lagoas, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira; v. 52, n. 10, p. 833-840, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The objective of this work was to determine the most economically viable integrated no-tillage crop-livestock system by intercropping sorghum with tropical forages or dwarf pigeon pea, succeeded by soybean or corn, over a two-year period. The experiment was carried out in a randomized complete block design with four replicates. The treatments consisted of forage sorghum intercropped with: `Marandu' grass; `Marandu' grass and dwarf pigeon pea; `Mombaca' grass; `Mombaca' grass and dwarf pigeon pea; and dwarf pigeon pea and single sorghum, harvested for silage in the first cut and regrowth, succeeded by soybean or corn. The following calculations were made: effective operational cost, total operational costs, gross revenues, operational income, profitability index, equilibrium price, and equilibrium productivity. These variables were determined for individual crops, as well as for the sum of the crops occupying the same area over time. The sorghum consortia with `Mombaca' grass, with or without dwarf pigeon pea, had 18 and 14% lower productivity and profitability, respectively, than the sorghum consortia with `Marandu' grass, with or without dwarf pigeon pea. Soybean in succession requires less chemical control of the `Mombaca' grass than corn in succession. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06685-0 - Technical and economic options for rotation in an area with crop silage production in integrated crop-livestock system: physical and chemical soil amendment
Grantee:Isabô Melina Pascoaloto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master