Generally , in India and particularly in the hilly region of the country, due to small holdings , farmers usually follow intercropping system for an assured and stabilized production. This consideration becomes more important in the light of recent comments of Baker (1975) about the unac cep tability of agricultural research on soybean with monoculture system, by the farmers in West Africa where intercropping is the general practice . This raises the question concerning development of ideotypes and their suitability for intercropping .
Gupta, V. P.; Garg, I. K.; Rana, N. D.; and Bhateria, Sudarshna
"Research Notes: Influence of cropping system on seed yield, seed quality and other developmental traits and its implications on ideotype required in soybean for intercropping in maize,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 8
, Article 20.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol8/iss1/20