Rotation systems of corn, cotton and soybean and its effect on yield

During the period of 1981/82 to 1988/89 at Ribeirão Preto and 1981/82 to 1990/91 at Mococa, São Paulo State, Brazil, rotation systems were studied, with corn, cotton and soybeans using the following scheme: I - annual rotation of cotton, corn and soybeans; II - two years of cotton and one year of soybeans; III - two years of corn and one year of soybeans; IV - two years of soybeans and one year of corn; V - two years of soybeans and one year of cotton; and the monoculture of corn, cotton and soybeans. The results showed that at the two localities there was an increase in the yield of corn whatever the scheme of rotation utilized. On the other hand, for both cotton and soybeans no significant increase in the yield was observed with rotations.

corn; cotton; soybeans; systems of the rotation

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