Kiran Hingonia, Ramesh Kumar Singh, Ram Narayan Meena*, H.P. Verma1 and Rajendra Prasad Meena2
Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University-221005, India. Department of Agronomy1, S. K. N. Agricultural University, Jobner-303329, Division of Agronomy2, IARI, New Delhi, India.
Received on 11 July 2016 and accepted on 20 August 2016
A field study was carried out at the Banaras Hindu University’s Agricultural Research Farm during the rabi (dry) seasons of 2013-14 in a Randomized block design (RBD) with three replications, consisting of 9 treatments, namely, T1 (6 t/ha mulching + No irrigation), T2 (6 t/ha mulching + One irrigation at 35 DAS), T3 (6 t/ha mulching + Two irrigation at 35 DAS & 85 DAS), T4 (4 t/ha mulching + No irrigation), T5 (4 t/ha mulching + One irrigation at 35 DAS), T6 (4 t/ha mulching + Two irrigation at 35 DAS & 85 DAS), T7 (No mulching + No irrigation), T8 (No mulching + One irrigation at 35 DAS) and T9 (No mulching + Two irrigation at 35 DAS & 85 DAS). The research results indicated that amongst different mulching and irrigation levels, the treatment T3 recorded expressively higher grain yield, straw yield, quality parameters and nutrient uptake. This in turn resulted in significant improvement in grain, straw yield, biological yield and nutrient uptake in T3 over remaining mulching and irrigation levels.
mulching; irrigation; yield; nutrient content; quality parameter