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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1945-1950
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.225


Growth, Yield and Economics of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana) in Melia dubia based Agro Forestry System
V. Bhaskar, D.C. Hanumanthappa, V. Bhavya*, Nagaraju and K.S. Somashekar
AICRP on Agroforestry, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Field experiment was conducted during Kharif from 2010 to 2015 at GKVK, Bangalore to know the feasibility of cultivation of fingermillet in Melia dubia. There were six treatment combinations comprising intercrop of finger millet planted in different spacings with Melia dubia and finger millet alone as control. Results revealed that, sole finger millet recorded significantly higher grain (26.1 q ha-1) and straw yield (5865 kg ha-1), which was attributed to higher growth and yield attributes like number of productive tillers (6.17 hill-1) and 1000 seed weight (3.69 g). Finger millet in association with Melia dubia planted at 24 m X 5 m spacing recorded higher grain (13.9 q ha-1) and straw yield (21.40 q ha-1) at five years after Melia planting. Whereas, significantly lower grain and straw yield recorded under tree spacing of 8 m X 5 m (5.10 and 8.47 q ha-1, respectively). Among different tree spacing maximum wood volume of Melia dubia was observed in 8 m X 5 m (103.14 m3 ha-1) spacing. The tree planted at 8 m X 5 m apart in Melia dubia based agroforestry system, fingermillet in association with Melia dubia recorded higher net returns (Rs. 4,44,169) and B: C ratio (18.64).


Keywords: Agroforestry system, Fingermillet and Melia dubia
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Bhaskar, V., D.C. Hanumanthappa, V. Bhavya, Nagaraju and Somashekar, K.S. 2019. Growth, Yield and Economics of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana) in Melia dubia based Agro Forestry System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1945-1950. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.225