Intercropping of legumes and oil seed crop in summer pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. Emend. Stuntz]

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2015.00068.5    | Article Id: LR-3133 | Page : 503-508
Citation :- Intercropping of legumes and oil seed crop in summer pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. Emend. Stuntz].Legume Research-An International Journal.2015.(38):503-508
B.L. Yadav, B.S. Patel, Shaukat Ali and S.K. Yadav babuagri.2010@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, C. P. College of Agriculture, S. D. Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar - 385 506, India.

Abstract

Thirteen treatments of sole crops and intercropping systems viz., T1 - pearlmillet sole, T2- cowpea sole, T3 - greengram sole, T4 - mothbean sole, T5 - sesame sole, T6 - pearlmillet + cowpea (1:1), T7 -pearlmillet + cowpea (1:2), T8 - pearlmillet + greengram (1:1), T9 - pearlmillet + greengram (1:2), T10 - pearlmillet + mothbean (1:1), T11 - pearlmillet + mothbean (1:2), T12 - pearlmillet + sesame (1:1) and T13 - pearlmillet + sesame (1:2) were evaluated in a randomized block design with three replications. Pearlmillet intercropped with greengram at 1:2 and 1:1 row ratios were produced significantly higher pearlmillet equivalent yield than sole pearlmillet. The highest net return ( 53,122) was obtained when pearlmillet intercropped with greengram at 1:2. But in case of BCR, significantly higher BCR (1:2.48) was recorded in sole greengram followed by pearlmillet + greengram at 1:2 row ratio. Intercropping system of pearlmillet + greengram at 1:2 row ratio was distinctly superior over sole pearlmillet and found most profitable. Pearlmillet + greengram intercropping system at 1:2 row ratio gave significantly higher values of LER than 1:1 row ratio and sole crop.

Keywords

Cropping system Cowpea Greengram LER Mothbean Net returns Pearlmillet Pearlmillet equivalent yield Sesame

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