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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 2958-2963
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.352


Yield and Economics of Pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum) as Influenced by Sowing Methods and Zinc Application under Rainfed Condition
A.K. Katiyar, U.D. Awathi, Shalender Pratap Singh, Brajesh Prajapati* and Ashutosh Pandey
Department of Soil and Water Conservation CSAUAT Kanpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A 2-year field experiment was conducted with ‘Samrat-131’ cultivar of pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum) having 4 sowing methods (uniform rows, paired rows, uniform rows followed by ridging and furrowing 20 DAS and criss-cross sowing) and 3 levels of zinc (2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 kg Zn/ha) during kharif 2011 and 2012 under rainfed condition. Uniform row sowing (45 cm) followed by ridging and furrowing recorded highest grain yield (23.96 q/ha), maximum water use efficiency (4.99 kg grain/ha mm) and earned highest net return (Rs. 5571/ha) with maximum B: C ratio (1.28) on mean basis of both year results. This grain yield was found 1.54, 2.07 and 3.91 q/ha or 6.9, 9.5 and 19.5% higher than the yields obtained under paired row sowing, criss-cross sowing and uniform row sowing, respectively. Net return obtained with uniform rows followed by ridging and furrowing was found Rs. 615, 1747 and 2973/ha or 12.4, 45.7 and 114.4% higher than that with paired rows, criss-cross sowing and uniform rows, respectively. Zinc at 7.5 kg/ha recorded highest values of grain yield (24.15 q/ha), water use efficiency (4.91 kg grain/ha mm), net return (Rs. 6195/ha) and B: C ratio (1.31). This grain yield was found 1.90 and 4.3 q/ha or 8.5 and 21.7% and net return Rs. 1761 and 4110/ha or 39.7 and 197.1% of higher than lower levels of 5.0 and 2.5 kg% Zn/ha, respectively.


Keywords: Pearlmillet, Sowing methods, Zinc levels, Yield, Economics
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Katiyar, A.K., U.D. Awathi, Shalender Pratap Singh, Brajesh Prajapati and Ashutosh Pandey. 2017. Yield and Economics of Pearlmillet (Pennisetum glaucum) as Influenced by Sowing Methods and Zinc Application under Rainfed Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 2958-2963. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.352