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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 2595-2602
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.306


A Study on Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) Based Intercropping System
J. Kabiraj*, R. Das, S.P. Das and A.R. Mandal
Department of Vegetable Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia – 741252 (W.B.), India
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Abstract:

A field experiment was carried out at Horticulture Research Station, Mondouri of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, during winter seasons of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 to study the performance of cauliflower based intercropping system. The experiment consisted of 7 treatments, where one with sole cauliflower as monocrop and in the remaining six French bean, pea, beet, carrot, palak and coriander were included as intercrops with the cauliflower. The experiment was laid out in the randomized block design with three replications. Sole crop of cauliflower recorded the highest performance for all the growth characters, yield attributes and yield. Whereas, inclusion of legumes in intercropping system was helpful towards improvement of physical as well as bio-chemical properties of cauliflower curd. LER also improved with legume intercropping. However, the combined gross biomass production, net return in monetary value and B: C ratio were at a bit higher side with cauliflower + beet, cauliflower + carrot and cauliflower + coriander intercropping system. The study directed towards the fact that intercropping with root crops may be advocated for more return per unit area, while to get promising quality of cauliflower legume intercrops are always preferable.


Keywords: Cauliflower, Intercropping, LER, French bean, Pea, Carrot, Beet, Palak, Coriander.
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Kabiraj, J., R. Das, S.P. Das and Mandal, A.R. 2017. A Study on Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) Based Intercropping System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 2595-2602. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.306