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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 323-327
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.042


Studies on Intercropping in Rainfed Little Millet (Panicum sumatrense)
K. Sharmili* and S. Manoharan
Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute, TamilNadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season (2014) at Millet Breeding Station of TNAU, Coimbatore, TamilNadu to evaluate little millet based intercropping system under rainfed condition with five intercrops viz., radish, coriander, small onion, blackgram and greengram in 8:2 ratio under replacement series. Improvement in plant height, DMP, productive tillers plant-1, grains panicle-1, thousand grain weight and little millet grain equivalent yield (LMGEY) were recorded in intercropping over sole little millet. Among the intercropping system, LMGEY was highest in little millet + small onion (1832 kg ha-1). However, lowest LMGEY was recorded in little millet + coriander (1373 kg ha-1). Net return was found to be higher in little millet intercropped with small onion (35,612 Rs ha-1) followed by little millet + greengram. Whereas B: C ratio was found to be higher in little millet intercropped with greengram (2.65) which was on par with little millet intercropped with blackgram (2.63). Intercropping index like relative crowding coefficient (RCC) was higher in little millet + blackgram (1.71), Aggressivity was higher in little millet + greengram (+0.10) and competition index (CI) was higher in little millet + small onion (1.00). Soil available N and P also increased under intercropping over solitary system.


Keywords: Intercropping, Yield, Economics, LMGEY
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Sharmili, K. and Manoharan, S. 2018. Studies on Intercropping in Rainfed Little Millet (Panicum sumatrense).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 323-327. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.042