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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 217-229

Studies on Effect of Coconut based Cropping System on the Yield and  Soil Microbial Activity
Radhajogita Mondal*, A. C. Das and A. Bandyapadhyay
Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, 741252, India
*Corresponding author

The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera linn.) is the most useful palm (every part) in the world. Hence, the coconut palm is called as tree of life and tree of heaven. Coconut palms are grown in more than 90 countries of the world. India ranks 3rd with respect to its production followed by Indonesia and Philippines. Main Coconut Producing States of India are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal etc. The present investigation was undertaken in the coconut experimental plot where tuberose, gerbera and marigold were grown as intercrop and observations were taken during flowering season of different plants in the HRS, Mandouri, BCKV on the year 2015-16. Regarding coconut yield in treatments, maximum average nut yield of coconut was recorded in T3 treatment. Maximum population of fungi was recorded under T2 treatment, population of actinomycetes was maximum under T1 and maximum population of bacteria was recorded under T1. With the respect of NPK content of soil, T3 treatment giving better results. But the rhizosphere soil of T2 treatment shows maximum cfu count of actinomycetes and bacteria as compared to other treatments under above experiment.

Keywords: Coconut, intercrop, yield, fungi, actinomycetes, bacteria, NPK and rhizosphere

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Radhajogita Mondal, A. C. Das and Bandyapadhyay, A. 2021. Studies on Effect of Coconut based Cropping System on the Yield and Soil Microbial Activity.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 217-229. doi:
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