Table 1

Average shoot number and yield per unit of soil surface during the 2002 to 2004 seasons. Data are the mean of single years ± SE from 10 plants for VSP and 4 plants for MP.

Shoots (number*m−2)Yield (t*ha−1)
VSP6.3 ± 0.513.0 ± 1.1
MP57.0 ± 10.925.7 ± 1.3