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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 2392-2396

Evaluation of Water Productivity in Integrated Farming System in Wetland Situation of Western Zone of Tamil Nadu
J. Bhuvaneswari1, G. Thiyagarajan2*, M. Manikandan3, S.K. Natarajan4 and S. Thenmozhi5
1Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Killikulam, India
2Water Technology Centre,
4Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
3Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kumulur, India
5Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Pongalur, India
*Corresponding author

Integrated Farming System (IFS) for wetland situation experiments were conducted in Southern block of Agricultural Research Station, Bhavanisagar during 2013 to 2017 under All India Co-ordinated Project on Irrigation Water Management. The objective of the experiment was to work out the water requirements for cropping and livestock components in IFS under wetland situation. In Conventional farming system (CFS), Rice - Rice – Pulse cropping system was followed in one-hectare area. In wetland IFS, Rice - Rice – Pulses (8000 m2), Cumbu Napier grass (1500 m2), Fish pond (300 m2) and others (200 m2) [Dairy unit (2 cows), Poultry unit (30 desi birds), Pigeon unit (10 pairs), Duck (30 birds)].In IFS, rice crop was cultivated in System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method. Rice (IW Ponni), Pulse (Greengram - CO6) and Cumbu Napier grass (CO(CN)4) were used for experiment. The wetland IFS recorded lower water consumed (20454 m3) compared to CFS (29620 m3). The higher gross income of Rs.527825/-, physical water productivity (3.68 kgm-3) and economic water productivity (25.80 Rs.m-3) recorded under IFS compared to CFS. It was concluded that the IFS not only influenced the yield but also higher irrigation water productivity. Moreover, benefit-cost ratios with different discount rates indicated that IFS in wetland situation is economically significant.

Keywords: Integrated Farming System, Wetland, Water productivity, Yield, Economics

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Bhuvaneswari, J., G. Thiyagarajan, M. Manikandan, S. K. Natarajan and Thenmozhi, S. 2020. Evaluation of Water Productivity in Integrated Farming System in Wetland Situation of Western Zone of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2392-2396. doi:
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