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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 2946-2951
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.350


Performance of Rainfed Pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum) as Influenced by Intercropping, Fertility and Moisture Conservation Practices
A.K. Katiyar, Shailendra Pratap Singh, Brajesh Prajapati* and P.K. Mishra
Department of Soil and Water Conservation CSAUAT Kanpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2007 and 2008 at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh to evaluate the effect of two cropping systems (Sole pearlmillet and pearlmillet + cowpea intercropping), two fertility levels (N40+P20+K20 and N80+P40+K20 kg/ha) and three moisture conservation practices (control, organic mulching, ridging and furrowing) on productivity and profitability of pearlmillet. The pearlmillet gave higher grain yield in intercropping system (26.67 and 26.98 q/ha) along with additional yield of cowpea intercrop (7.19 and 7.25 q/ha) against 24.85 and 25.49 q/ha grain yield of sole pearlmillet. Intercropping system produced 48.23 and 48.73q/ha pearlmillet equivalent yield (PMEY) and earned Rs. 21942 and 22180/ha net return with 2.90 and 2.92 B: C ratio against only Rs. 9322 and 9785/ha net return and 1.90 and 1.94 B: C ratio of sole pearlmillet. The application of N80+P40+K20 fertility recorded 38.82 and 39.31 q/ha PMEY against 34.26 and 34.93 q/ha obtained at N40+P20+K20 fertility, and earned Rs. 16643 and 17004/ha net return against Rs. 14621 and 14970/ha at N40+P20+K20 level. Among moisture conservation practices, ridging and furrow produced significantly highest of 40.21 and 40.12 q/ha PMEY and earned maximum of Rs. 18578 and 18495/ha net return with 2.80 and 2.79 B:C ratio followed by control with Rs. 14576 and 15225/ha net return and 2.54 and 2.61 B:C ratio during 2007 and 2008 years, respectively.


Keywords: Pearlmillet, Intercropping, Fertility, Moisture conservation, Yield, Economics
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Katiyar, A.K., Shailendra Pratap Singh, Brajesh Prajapati and Mishra, P.K. 2017. Performance of Rainfed Pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum) as Influenced by Intercropping, Fertility and Moisture Conservation Practices.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 2946-2951. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.350