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Identification of intercrops in small tea plantations at Golaghat district of Assam, India

DOI: 10.5958/0976-058X.2015.00048.7    | Article Id: A-4038 | Page : 290-293
Citation :- Identification of intercrops in small tea plantations at Golaghat district of Assam, India.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2015.(49):290-293
Rinumoni Buragohain* bgohain5rinu@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agricultural Economics, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785 001, Assam, India.

Abstract

The study was conducted at Golaghat district of Assam, India with an objective to identify different intercrops and then different reasons to grow them by small tea growers in their tea gardens. As such a three stage random sampling design was used. All together 100 numbers of small tea growers were selected (during 2011). The study identified three crops viz., coconut, areca nut and sasi which were commercially cultivated as intercrop in the study area. Out of which sasi was more popular among growers and extensively cultivated with tea as intercrop. The growers were adopting intercropping mainly for additional income. Beside this, some other reasons were also identified.

Keywords

Additional Intercrop Intercroping Random sampling Small tea growers Tea.

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