Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 22, Issue 1, 2016; Page No.(423-431)

EFFECT OF GROWTH AND YIELD OF KODON MILLET (PASPALUM SCROBICULATUM L.) AND PIGEONPEA (CAJANUS CAJAN L. MILLSP.) UNDER SOLE AND INTERCROPPED STANDS

D.K. Tiwari, H.S. Kushwaha and R.S. Sharma

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted in skeletal soil during Kharif season for two consecutive years of 2007-08 and 2008-09 at Dindori district of Madhya Pradesh to evaluate 8 intercropping system in kodon millet and pigeonpea. Sole kodon millet and pigeonpea gave highest yield. Association of short duration kodon millet cv DPS-19 and medium duration spreading type pigeonpea cv No. 148 in 2:1 rows proved to be best intercropping system with regard to total productivity of 4151 kg/ha in terms of kodon millet equivalent yields and land equivalent ratios of 1.60. Economics of the treatment significantly fetched maximum gross monetary returns (‘33316/ha), net monetary returns (‘18124/ha) and benefit-cost ratio (2.19) among all intercropping systems as well as sole cropping of either crops.

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