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GRANGEIRO, Leilson Costa et al. Growing and yield of coriander and radish in function of intercropping establishment times. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.1, pp. 55-60. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542008000100008.
The aim of the present work was to evaluate the yield of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) and radish (Raphanus sativus L.) in function of intercropping establishment times. The experimental design used was of randomized complete blocks with seven treatments and four replications. The treatments consisted of intercrops of coriander with radish established at 0, 7 and 14 days after coriander sowing, as well as coriander in sole crop and radish in sole crop planted at the same times of intercrop establishment. The cultivates of coriander and radish planted were Verdão and Crimson Gigante, respectively. One evaluated height of plants, fresh and dry mass of the aerial plant and productivity commercial and not commercial productivity, fresh and dry mass of the commercial radish root and the land equivalent ratio. Based in the productivity and ration of efficient land usage, one may conclude that the cultivation of intercropping coriander and radish is viable and the best responses were obtained in the intercropping established at 7 and 14 DAS of the coriander.
Keywords : Coriandrum sativum L.; Raphanus sativus L.; intercropping.