Effect of plant spacing and cropping pattern on brown blotch (Colletotrichum truncatum) of cowpea

Samuel A. Adebitan, Bamidele Fawole, Glen L Hartman

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Abstract

Field studies were conducted to determine the effect of plant spacing and cropping pattern on brown blotch, caused by Colletotrichum truncatum. A greater reduction of the disease occurred on intercropped compared to monocropped cowpea [Vigna uniguiculata (L.) Walp.]. Cowpea at wider spacings (between and within rows) showed lower disease incidence and severity in both monocrop and intercrop patterns than those at closer spacings. Fewer but more marketable yields were obtained from intercropped than monocropped cowpea, and from cowpea planted at wider row-spacings than those from closer spacings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalTropical Agriculture
Volume73
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brown blotch
  • Cowpea
  • Cropping pattern
  • Disease incidence
  • Disease severity
  • Plant spacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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