Zea mays Intercropped with Different Legumes as Green Manure: Yield under Soil and Climatic Condition in Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines

  • Nhor Husain H. Palada
  • Munjher A. Yusop
  • Abdani D. Bandera
  • Ronebert A. Mangangot
  • Little Mae P. Enario


This study was conducted to determine the yield performance of sweet corn intercropped with different legumes as green manure under the prevailing soil and climatic condition of Mindanao State University Buug, Philippines. An area of 540 square meters excluding alley ways was utilized in the study. Only one factor was used in the study; the different legumes as green manure on the yield of sweet corn. The experimental area was laid out using Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). The different legumes were planted between the four rows of corn plants using quincunx method. Though the results of statistical analyses in all parameters shows that the computed “f” were lesser than the tabulated “f” at 5 % at level of significance, data shows that sweet corn intercropped with peanut and mung bean as green manure had longer ears with the length of 27.50 and 28.90 centimeters respectively compared to sweet corn without intercropped with the average length of 27.37 centimeters only.Keywords: Intercropping, Legumes, Maize, Green Manure