Intercropping Tanzania Print E-mail

Intercropping maize, sorghum, pigeon pea and beans in Tanzania under small farmers' conditions.

Pictures from work for Kilimo/FAO Plant Nutrition Programme 1988-1995

maize_bean_01.jpg|Maize Bean 60Days|Maize bean intercrop Tanzania, 2 months after germination maize_bean_03.jpg|Maize Bean 70Days|Maize bean intercrop Tanzania, Maize "canopy" is closing maize_bean_04.jpg|Maize Bean wide|Maize bean intercrop Tanzania, maize widely spaced 1m to promote bean growth maize_bean_05.jpg|Maize Bean Mbulu|Maize bean intercrop Mbulu Tanzania, excellent condition, maize fertilizet with Urea. maize_bean_06.jpg|Maize Bean Mbulu|Maize bean intercrop Mbulu Tanzania, excellent condition, maize fertilizet with Urea. maize_pigeonpea_01.jpg|Maize Pigeon Pea|Maize Pigeon Pea intercrop Tanzania, 2 months old stand, pigeon pea is the slow starter. maize_pigeonpea_02.jpg|Maize Pigeon Pea|Maize Pigeon Pea intercrop Tanzania, 3 months old stand, pigeon pea is catching up. maize_pigeonpea_03.jpg|Maize Pigeon Pea|Maize Pigeon Pea intercrop Tanzania, 4 months old stand, pigeon pea is taking over. maize_pigeonpea_04.jpg|Maize Pigeon Pea|Maize Pigeon Pea intercrop Tanzania, 5-6 months old stand, pigeon pea still growing, maize ready for harvest. maize_pigeonpea_06.jpg|Maize Pigeon Pea|Maize Pigeon Pea intercrop Tanzania, pigeon pea stalks for firewood. sorghum_pigionpea_01.jpg|Sorghum Pigeon Pea|Sorghum Pigeon Pea intercrop Tanzania, 2 drought resisting crops combined, the short straw sorghum will be harvested in 3-4 months leaving the field to the pigeon peas for another 5 - 6 months.