Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 34 issue 3-4 (september-december 2019) : 251-253

Effect of moisture conservation technology in cultivation of brinjal under rainfed condition of Bundelkhand region

Chanchal Singh, Mohd. Mustafa, Prashant Kumar, A.K. Kushwaha
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kurara, Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), Directorate of Extension, Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda.
  • Submitted29-01-2020|

  • Accepted20-02-2020|

  • First Online 27-03-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP184

Cite article:- Singh Chanchal, Mustafa Mohd., Kumar Prashant, Kushwaha A.K. (2020). Effect of moisture conservation technology in cultivation of brinjal under rainfed condition of Bundelkhand region. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 34(3): 251-253. doi: 10.18805/BKAP184.
An adaptive research on effect of moisture conservation technology in cultivation of brinjal under rainfed condition of bundelkhand region was carried out by following randomized complete block design in participatory mode with 10 famers having three technology options (Plastic mulch, Straw mulch and No mulch) of Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh during cropping seasons of kharif, 2018-19 & 2019-20. The observations recorded revealed that the highest saving on weed management and water management were observed in plastic mulching followed by straw mulching. Fruit yield and benefit: cost ratio were also recorded higher in crop having mulch (plastic followed by straw) than no mulch. On the basis of observations recorded it was concluded that mulching is a useful technique to minimize the competition between crop and weed and water stress during long rainfall interval. This technique may help the farmers to minimize the cost of cultivation and maximize more benefits.
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