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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 261-268
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.033


Evaluation of In-situ Moisture Conservation Practices for Sustainable Productivity of Major Crops in Vidarbha Region
R.S. Patode*, M.B. Nagdeve, M.M. Ganvir and V.V. Gabhane
All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola (Maharashtra) 444 104, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Water stress periods are common in rainfed agriculture therefore the activities aimed at conserving the rainwater should be adopted for improving the productivity of dryland crops. The major crops in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra are cotton, soybean and sorghum. It was observed that the drought situation may arise during crop growth period which may result in partial failure of crops. It was therefore felt worthwhile to adopt the proper methods of in-situ moisture conservation so as to partially meet out the adverse effect of water stress in standing crop. The experiment was undertaken at the experimental field of AICRP for Dryland Agriculture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. The treatments adopted were T1- Furrow opening (F), T2- Crop residue mulch (M), T3 -Thinning (T), T4- Combination of furrow opening, crop residue mulch and Thinning (FMT) and T5- Control. The three major crops of Vidarbha region i.e. cotton (AKH-84635), soybean (JS-335) and sorghum (CSH-9) are considered for the study. The results regarding yields and soil moisture at different stages of crop growths since 2007-08 to 2010-11 were presented here. The economic evaluation of these practices has been done and is discussed in this paper.


Keywords: Productivity, Soil moisture, in-situ practices, Economics, Treatments.
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Patode, R.S., M.B. Nagdeve, M.M. Ganvir and Gabhane, V.V. 2017. Evaluation of In-situ Moisture Conservation Practices for Sustainable Productivity of Major Crops in Vidarbha RegionInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 261-268. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.033