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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 2566-2573
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.291


Soil Acidity Management and an Economics Response of Lime and Sulfur on Sesame in an Alley Cropping System
Sandeep Kumar1,2*, Ram Swaroop Meena2,4, Achyutanand Pandey2 and Seema3
1Department of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University,Hisar, Haryana, India - 125004
2Department of Agronomy, 3Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP)-221 005, India-2210 05
4School of  Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University,Columbus, OH, USA- 43210
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the economic aspects of sesame cultivation in acidic soil and its management with the application of sulfur and lime during the summer (Kharif) seasons of 2014. The experiment was laid out in factorial randomize block design with four levels of sulfur (0, 15, 30 and 45 kg ha‑1) and four doses of lime (CaCO3) (0, 100, 250 and 350 kg ha‑1). The results indicated that at P=0.05 significantly higher seed (285.75 and 286.08 kg ha‑1) and stalk (359.84 and 358.28 kg ha‑1) yield of sesame was noted with the sulfur and lime level of 30 and 250 kg ha‑1, respectively. The considerably more net return (Rs.18660.89) and B: C ratio (3.65) of sesame was recorded under sesame + guava alley system with application of 30 kg S ha-1 over the sole cropping of sesame. Similarly, on lime levels, the higher net returns (Rs.19642.72) and B: C ratio (3.81) of sesame was observed under sesame + guava alley system with application of 250 kg lime ha-1. Although, under alley system the seed yield, stalk yield, net return, and B: C ratio of the sulfur and lime levels of 30 and 250 kg ha‑1were at par with 45 kg S and 350 kg lime ha-1, respectively. Sesame + guava alley system had a more monetary advantage over sole cropping of sesame. 
 


Keywords: B: C ratio, Economics,Lime, Net return, Sesame,Sulfur
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Sandeep Kumar, Ram Swaroop Meena, Achyutanand Pandey and Seema. 2017. Soil Acidity Management and an Economics Response of Lime and Sulfur on Sesame in an Alley Cropping System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 2566-2573. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.291