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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3399-3403
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.422


Higher Returns through Intercropping and Mulching in Irrigated Finger Millet Cultivation
Vishalini1, D. Rajakumar1*, M. Joseph1 and M. Gomathy2
1Department of Agronomy, 2Department of SS & AC, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Vallanadu 628 252, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted at Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam to achieve enhanced remuneration and profit margin in irrigated finger millet through intercropping and mulching. Among mulching, the highest gross return (Rs.68,336/- ha-1) and B:C ratio of 2.16 was obtained in rice straw mulch (M1) which was followed by M2 (shredded coconut waste mulch)  with a gross return of Rs.63,635/- ha-1 and B:C ratio of 2.01.  Similar trend in net return was observed because of higher crop yield.  The lowest B:C ratio of 1.69 was realized under un-mulched.   Among the intercropping, the highest gross return (Rs.1,08,255/- ha-1) was fetched in small onion intercrop followed by I4 (palak intercrop).  The highest B:C ratio of 2.66 was obtained in small onion intercrop which was followed by palak intercrop.  The combination of rice straw mulch with small onion intercrop recorded the highest gross and net returns of Rs.1,21,178/- and Rs.80,489/- respectively with B:C ratio of 2.98.  The same intercrop with shredded coconut mulch was also proved to be the next best combination. Un-mulched non intercropped treatment (M0I0) registered the lowest B:C of 1.22 followed by shredded coconut waste mulch (M2I0) (1.25) due to lower productivity.


Keywords: Irrigated Finger Millet Cultivation, Mulching
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Vishalini, R., D. Rajakumar, M. Joseph and Gomathy, M. 2020. Higher Returns through Intercropping and Mulching in Irrigated Finger Millet Cultivation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3399-3403. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.422