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Everyone talks about the three sisters: corn, pumpkin and beans. We would like to plant much more than this: maize, tephrosia, pigeon pea, pumpkin, climbing beans, crawling beans, sweet potato, cassava and hibiscus. Can this be done?

 

 

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Maize and Cassava

Can Cassava and Maize be planted together and if so what should the spacing be?

 

 

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Maize and Sweet Potato

Some people are telling us to plant sweet potato with our maize. Is this a good idea and how should we plant it?

 

 

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Maize and Hibiscus

Can we plant edible hibiscus (jamaican sorrel) with our maize or will it compete for nutrients?

 

 

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Maize & Citronella

Can citronella grass be used in the same way as vettiver for controlling erosion?

 

 

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Maize and Vettiver

Our maize fields are on slopes. We want to plant vettiver and lemon grass (is this second as good?) but we're not sure how closely to space it when planting. Advice?

 

 

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Maize and Faidherbia Albida

We want to plant Faidherbia Albida (Msangu/Winter Thorn) in our maize fields but what should the spacing be?

 

 

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Maize Agrofrestry

We want to plant Tephrosia and Pigeon Pea in our maize fields but what should the spacing be?

 

 

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Maize and beans

When should we plant climbing beans in our maize fields? At the same time as the maize or afterwards? Is it the same for groundcovers?

 

 

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Maize and fruit trees

What might be the best fruit trees to include in a maize alley cropping system in the semi-arid highlands of southern Malawi? 

 

 

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