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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 299-304
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.037


Studies on Intercropping in Rainfed Littlemillet (Panicum sumatrense)
K. Sharmili*, P. Parasuraman and K. Sivagamy
Department of Agronomy, Centre of Excellence in Millets, TamilNadu Agricultural University, Athiyandal-606603, Tiruvannamalai, TamilNadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Field experiment was conducted to investigate the relative performance and the effects of legume intercropping system on productivity of little millet with two different row ratios (4:1 and 6:1) during kharif seasons 2016, at the Centre of Excellence in Millets, Athiyandal, Tiruvannamalai District. Among the intercropping system, little millet +pigeonpea- horsegram (6:1) or little millet+pigeonpea-mothbean (6:1) sequence produced plant height, DMP, productive tillers / plant, thousand grain weight, grain yield, stover yield and little millet grain equivalent yield (LMGEY). Among the two intercrops studied, pigeonpea and lablab yield per hectare was comparatively higher at 4:1 ratio. Sequential crop (horsegram and mothbean) yield was also highly influenced by pigeonpea intercropping. Both horsegram (757 kg / ha) and mothbean yield (658 kg / ha) was higher in 6:1 ratio when intercropped with pigeonpea. The highest gross return (Rs. 86,379 / ha), net return (Rs. 48,209 / ha) and benefit cost ratio (2.26) were recorded by little millet intercropped with pigeonpea at 6:1 ratio with horsegram / mothbean as sequence crop.


Keywords: Little millet, Intercropping, Yield, GEY
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Sharmili, K., P. Parasuraman and Sivagamy, K. 2019. Studies on Intercropping in Rainfed Littlemillet (Panicum sumatrense).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 299-304. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.037