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

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP184    | Article Id: BKAP184 | Page : 251-253
Citation :- Effect of moisture conservation technology in cultivation of brinjal under rainfed condition of Bundelkhand region.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):251-253
Chanchal Singh, Mohd. Mustafa, Prashant Kumar and A.K. Kushwaha  chanchalsingh9@gmail.com
Address : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kurara, Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), Directorate of Extension, Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda.
Submitted Date : 29-01-2020
Accepted Date : 20-02-2020

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Moisture conservation mulching brinjal rainfed bundelkhand

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