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Production in forage sorghum intercropped with grasses and pigeon pea at crop cutting

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da Cruz, Sanderley Simoes [1] ; Andreotti, Marcelo [2] ; Pascoaloto, Isabo Melina [3] ; de Lima, Gilmar Cotrin [4] ; Soares, Caroline de Aquino [5]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Inst Fed Educ Ciencia & Tecnol IFPA, Campus Maraba Rural, Maraba, Para - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Engn, Dept Fitossanidade Engn Rural & Solos, UNESP, Ilha Solteira, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Prod & Melhoramento Vegetal, Dept Fitossanidade Engn Rural & Solos, UNESP, Programa Agr, Fac Ciencias Agron, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Ciencias Agr & Vet, Programa Posgrad Zootecnia, UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[5] Inst Fed Educ Ciencia & Tecnol Para IFPA, Ciencia Anim, Tecnol Alimentos, Maraba, Para - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA CIENCIA AGRONOMICA; v. 51, n. 2 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Due to the need to implement sustainable systems of high productivity for farming, the aim of this study was to evaluate the agronomic characteristics of forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) intercropped with Urochloa brizantha, Megathyrsus maximum and/or pigeon pea in a non-irrigated area of a low-altitude region of the Cerrado. A randomised block design was used, of plots split over time with six treatments and four replications over two agricultural years. The treatments were (I) monocropped forage sorghum, and forage sorghum intercropped with (II) U. brizantha, (III) M. maximum, (IV) U. brizantha and pigeon pea, (V) M. maximum and pigeon pea, and (VI) pigeon pea. The following were evaluated in the sorghum and its respective intercrops: plant height, stem diameter, stand and productivity. Intercropping sorghum with M. maximum reduced fresh and dry matter production in the sorghum, albeit with no significant effect on total dry matter production for the intercrop. Sorghum intercropped with M. maximum gave a higher percentage of panicles than the other intercropped systems. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/21339-6 - Options of consortium among sorghum and Panicum or Urochloa grass and bean Guandu (Cajanus cajan)FOR silage production in Cerrado
Grantee:Isabô Melina Pascoaloto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
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