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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 726-732
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.086


Growth Performance of Melia Dubia in Sole and Melia Dubia- Sorghum Sudan Grass Silvi-Pasture Systems: Sorghum Sudan Grass Intercropping Implications
R. Prajapati1*, N. S. Thakur1, R. P. Gunaga1, V. R. Patel2, J. Mevada1 and D. C. Bhuva1
1College of Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat-394340, India
2Vanbandhu College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat-394340, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

M. dubia growth and yield performance was evaluated using Randomized Block Design with 10 treatments. There was significant variation in tree height (m), girth at breast height (GBH) (cm), and standing volume (m3/tree or /ha) and biomass (kg/tree or t/ha), at SSG intercropping (July, 2019) and final SSG forage harvest (November, 2019), among the silvi-pasture (T1 to T5) and sole plantation (T6 to T10) systems. The increment put up in growth and yield attributes over the SSG intercropping period also differed significantly. At the SSG planting period, the height (8.05 m) and GBH (33.85 cm) was higher under M. dubia (3 × 3 m)-SSG system and sole M. dubia plantation at 4×4 m, respectively. However, M. dubia (4 ×2 m)-SSG system was higher in height (9.99 m), GBH (44.18 cm) and increment in both i.e. height (2.94 m) and GBH (15.53 cm) at the SSG final harvest. At the time of SSG planting, volume (0.070 m3/tree) and biomass (34.73 kg/tree) per tree were higher in trees from sole M. dubia plantation at 4 × 4 m spacing, however, at the final SSG harvest, M. dubia (4 ×2 m)-SSG system was higher in volume (0.156 m3/tree), biomass (77.14 kg/tree) and increment in per tree volume (0.109 m3/tree) and per tree biomass (53.72 kg/tree). The volume and biomass per hectare, at the time of SSG planting, was higher (84.69 m3/ha and 41.92 t/ha, respectively) in sole M. dubia (3 × 2 m) plantation, whereas, same geometry in the M. dubia-SSG based silvi-pasture system produced highest volume (199.94 m3/ha) and biomass (98.97 kg/ha). However, increment in volume and biomass per hectare were higher (128.83 m3/ha and 63.77 kg/ha, respectively). The results showed that intercropping of SSG under M. dubia plantation has beneficial effect on growth and yield attributes of M. dubia.


Keywords: Melia dubia, Sorghum sudan grass, Silvi-pasture, Volume, Biomass
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Prajapati. D. R., N. S. Thakur, R. P. Gunaga V. R. Patel, R. J. Mevada and Bhuva, D. C. 2020. Growth Performance of Melia Dubia in Sole and Melia Dubia-Sorghum Sudan Grass Silvi-Pasture Systems: Sorghum Sudan Grass Intercropping Implications.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 726-732. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.086