Effect of moisture conservation practices on growth and yield of pearl millet + pigeonpea intercropping system

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3879    | Article Id: LR-3879 | Page : 547-549
Citation :- Effect of moisture conservation practices on growth and yield of pearl millet + pigeonpea intercropping system.Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):547-549
R.L. Rajput and N.S. Bhadouriya directorfarmgwl@gmail.com
Address : Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior-474 002, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 14-04-2017
Accepted Date : 13-09-2017

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2012 and 2013 to study the effect of moisture conservation practices on growth and yield attributes of pearl millet + pigeonpea intercropping system under rainfed condition in Madhya Pradesh. On the basis of two years pooled data results revealed that green leaf manure with maize residue mulch treatment recorded higher plant height (110.3 cm), more number of tillers per plant (8.4), higher ear length (12.4 cm) and grain weight (33.5g) in pearl millet. Similar treatment recorded higher pigeonpea plant height (140.44 cm), primary branches (8.83), higher number of pods (90.3) and pod weight per plant (79.62g). The magnitude of improvement in grain yield of pearl millet and pigeonpea was 30.18 and 99.9% respectively, by green leaf manure with maize residue mulch compared to control. Similarly PMEY, net return and benefit cost ratio were also higher in green leaf manure with maize residue mulch over control. 

Keywords

Green leave manure Intercropping Moisture Conservation Mulch Pearlmillet equivalent yield Perlmillet Pigeonpea

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