ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

D. Singh1, R.N. Meena1 , Y.K. Ghilotia1, A.K. Gupta2, R. Meena3 and V.K. Verma1
1Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 2210 05, India.
2Govt. Post Graduate College, Sawai Madhopur-322001, Rajasthan India.
3Department of Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry, Instt. of Agril. Sciences, BHU Varanasi – 2210 05 India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (1): 217-222
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 26/10/2015 | Accepted: 21/12/2015 | Published: 31/03/2016
Abstract

An experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2011-12 at Agricultural research farm of RGSC, BHU, Barkachha (Utter Pradesh). The maximum plant height, number of leaves per plant and number of tillers of pearlmillet crop was observed 205.23, 26.64 and 3.37 cm at harvest under Pearlmillet+clusterbean (6:1) intercropping system. The maximum no. of grains ear-1, ear girth (cm), ear length (cm) and weight of ear were observed as 1416.75, 10.55 cm, 23.82 cm and 24.75 g under Pearlmillet+clusterbean (6:1) intercropping. The maximum test weight 9.89 g was observed under Pearlmillet + clusterbean (6:1) in intercropping. The maximum grain yield 1554.53 kg ha-1 recorded under pearlmillet sole was significantly higher over rest of the treatments. The maximum straw yield 5104.11 kg ha-1 recorded under pearlmillet sole was significantly superior over rest of the treatments. The maximum biological yield 6658.64 kg ha-1 recorded under pearlmillet sole was significantly superior over rest of the treatments. The highest value of harvest index was recorded under Pearlmillet+clusterbean (4:1) 23.47 (%) in intercropping.

Keywords

Pearlmillet, Clusterbean, Yield, Quality, Agrihorti-system, Row ratios.

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