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INFLUENCE OF INTERCROPPING, MOISTURE CONSERVATION PRACTICE AND P AND S LEVELS ON GROWTH, NODULATION AND YIELD OF CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) UNDER RAINFED CONDITION

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0571.37.3.045    | Article Id: LR-2936 | Page : 300-305
Citation :- INFLUENCE OF INTERCROPPING, MOISTURE CONSERVATION PRACTICE AND P AND S LEVELS ON GROWTH, NODULATION AND YIELD OF CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) UNDER RAINFED CONDITION.Legume Research.2014.(37):300-305
B. Lal*1, K.S. Rana, D.S. Rana, Priyanka Gautam1, Y.S. Shivay, M.A. Ansari2, B.P. Meena3 and Kuldeep Kumar4 blalsgnr@gmail.com
Address : Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of intercropping system, moisture conservation practices and P and S levels on nodulation and productivity of chickpea under rainfed condition on a sandy loam soil at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, during 2008-09 and 2009-10. The treatments comprised of 3 cropping systems (Ethiopian mustard sole, chickpea sole and Ethiopian mustard + Chickpea (1:4) and 2 moisture conservation practices including (control and FYM@ 5t/ha + organic mulch + kaolin 6% spray) as main plot and 5 fertility levels (control, 30 kg P2O5 /ha, 30 kg P2O5 /ha + 15 kg S /ha, 60 kg P2O5 /ha  and 60 kg P2O5 + 30 kg S /ha ) as sub-plot replicated thrice in a split-plot design. Sole chickpea gave significantly higher yield however, yield attributes and quality parameters were not influenced by intercropping system. P and S application influenced significantly the growth attributes, nodulation, leghaemoglobin content, nitrogenase activity, yield components and seed yield.

Keywords

Chickpea Nitrogenase Nodulation Phosphorus (P) Sulphur (S) Yield attributes Yield.

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