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Pigeon pea as cover crop for maize on Mollisols

Pigeon pea is one of the most suitable cover crops to ecologically intensify maize cultivation under CA management. On shallow soils and to avoid possible competition for water, pigeon pea is sown 15 days after maize. After harvesting maize in November, the pigeon pea continues to grow crossing the dry season, suppressing weeds and improving soil structure and fertility. The grain could be harvested for sale or animal feed.

RM, by Rada Kong, october 2013.