Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

  • Chief EditorV. Geethalakshmi

  • Print ISSN 0367-8245

  • Online ISSN 0976-058X

  • NAAS Rating 5.60

  • SJR 0.293

Frequency :
Bi-monthly (February, April, June, August, October and December)
Indexing Services :
BIOSIS Preview, ISI Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, Elsevier (Scopus and Embase), AGRICOLA, Google Scholar, CrossRef, CAB Abstracting Journals, Chemical Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, EBSCO Indexing Services, Index Copernicus
Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 51 issue 1 (february 2017) : 86-89

Differential responses of arable crops with gamhar (Gmelina arborea) and mango (Mangifera indica) based agroforestry system in red and lateritic soils of West Bengal, India

Basanda G Momin*1, Pratap Kumar Dhara2, Pranab Kumar Tarafdar3
1<p>Department of Soil and Water Conservation.&nbsp;Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252, India.</p>
Cite article:- Momin*1 G Basanda, Dhara2 Kumar Pratap, Tarafdar3 Kumar Pranab (2017). Differential responses of arable crops with gamhar (Gmelina arborea)and mango (Mangifera indica) based agroforestry systemin red and lateritic soils of West Bengal, India . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 51(1): 86-89. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v51i1.7067.

In order to identify the appropriate land use system towards enhancing productivity of marginal lands under rain fed conditions, an effort was made to develop agrofoerstry system integrating the arable crops, fruit trees and silvi components. The study involves with Gamhar (Gmelina arborea) and Mango (Mangifera indica) as silvi and fruit trees respectively intercropped with five arable crops namely Pigeon pea, Ground nut, Okra, Bottle gourd and Maize in kharif and Mustard alone in rabi season. Data on growth and yield parameters of the tree species were recorded. Analysis of soil pH, Organic carbon, availability of Nitrogen(N), Phosphorous(P) and Pottasium(K) were made during the crop growing period. The economic return from each of the treatments were also determined. The results reveal that among the various intercrops Pigeon pea was found most suitable in respect of soil fertility improvement and Okra for the best economic return.

  1. Banerjee, H. and Dhara, P. K. (2009). Evolution of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus tereticornis) based agroforestry model under red and lateritic tract. Environment & Ecology. 27:150-157.

  2. Biswas, S.; Ghoshal, S. K.; Sahoo, S. S. and Mukherjee, D. (2003). Some soil properties under agroforestry in gangetic alluvial tract of West Bengal. Environment and Ecology. 21: 562-567.

  3. Chaturvedi, A. N. and Khanna, L.S. (1982). Forest Mensuration. International Book Distributors, 9/3 Rajpur Road, Dehra Dun-284001, India, pp. 98-99.

  4. Dutta, M. and Dhiman, K. R. (2001). Effect of some multipurpose tree on soil properties and crop productivity in Tripura area. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science. 49: 511-515.

  5. Gill, A.S. and Ajit (2005). Growth performance of trees under varying spacing with and without crops in their inter-spaces in semi-arid conditions. It J. Forest Usufructs Management. 6:19-27.

  6. Gomez, Kwanchai A. and Arturo, A. (1984). Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research (2nd ed.). An International Rice Research Institute Book. A Wiley-Interscience Publication (John Wiley 7 Sons.). New York. pp. 20-30.

  7. Pathak, R.K. and Pathak, S. (2001). Fruit production in problematic soils. Indian Journal of Horticulture. 58 : 16 – 22.

  8. Singh, R.P. (2006). Alternate land use system for sustainable development. Range Management and Agroforestry. 17:155-177.

  9. Thakur, P.S.; Kumar, R. (2006). Growth and production behaviour of Medicinal and Aromatic herbs grtown under hedgerows of Leucaena and Morus. Indian Journal of Agroforestry. 8:12-21.


Editorial Board

View all (0)