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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 566-574
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.064


Productivity, Soil Properties and Economics of Rainfed Pearl Millet as Influenced by Mulching and Organic Sources of Nutrients
Ramawatar Meena, S.K. Maurya and Raj Kumar Meena*
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi- 221 005 (U.P.), India
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Abstract:

A field study was conducted at the Agronomy farm of Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Brakachha (Banaras Hindu University), Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh) to evaluate the effect of mulching and organic sources on soil properties and yield of pearl millet crop under rainfed condition. Grain yield (23.22 q ha-1) straw yield (43.56 q ha-1) and harvest index (34.78 %) were increased significantly with the application of Legume straw mulching + FYM + Vermicompost. The maximum availability of N (139.90 kg ha-1), phosphorus (16.43 kg ha-1), potassium (286.33 kg ha-1) and sulphur (21.40 kg ha-1) were recorded under the treatment of Legume straw mulching + FYM + Vermicompost. The maximum water holding capacity (38.23 %), soil moisture were recorded at harvest under 0-15, 15-30, 30-45 and 45-60 cm depth (15.97, 15.20, 15.82, and 15.55 %) with treatment Legume straw  mulching + FYM + Vermicompost and minimum with control. Also, the maximum income (₹ 25701.00 ha-1) and benefit: cost ratio (2.23) was obtained with this treatment.


Keywords: Soil, FYM, Vermicompost, Legume straw mulching,Pearl millet,Soil moisture
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Ramawatar Meena, S.K. Maurya and Raj Kumar Meena. 2017. Productivity, Soil Properties and Economics of Rainfed Pearl Millet as Influenced by Mulching and Organic Sources of Nutrients.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 566-574. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.064