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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 3185-3191
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.383


Productivity, Water Use Efficiency and Profitability of Drip Irrigated Wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Indo-Gangatic Plains of Uttarakhand, India
Tanmoy Bhowmik1*, A.K. Bhardwaj2, T. Pandiaraj3 and Arnab Roy4
1Department of Agronomy, University of Agricultural Science, GKVK, Bengaluru,
Karnataka-560065, India
2Department of Agronomy, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
3Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Piska-Nagri, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
4Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Science, GKVK,
Karnataka-560065, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2016-17 in G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar to study the effect of drip irrigation on grain yield and their attributing characters, water use efficiency and monetary benefits of wheat crop. The treatments consisted of drip irrigation with 50, 75 and 100% CPE on each 2 days and 4 days interval period. Apart from drip irrigation treatments, two conventional irrigation methods were also included i.e. as absolute control and farmers’ practice. These eight treatments were designed in Randomized Block Design with four replications. Results revealed that water use efficiency and water savings in all drip irrigated treatments recorded significantly higher than the farmers’ method of irrigation. Wheat with drip irrigation at 100% CPE on two days interval resulted in higher grain yield (5825kg ha-1) with less water requirement(207.90 mm) compared to conventionally irrigated wheat with less grain yield (4485 kg ha-1) and high water requirement (300 mm). So, it is clear that drip irrigation treatments based on CPE performed better than conventionally irrigated wheat. On the basis of above results, it can be concluded that Drip irrigation at 75 or 100% CPE on two days interval can be a better alternative over conventionally irrigated wheat.


Keywords: CPE, Drip irrigation, Farmers’ practice, Irrigation, Monetary, Yield
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Tanmoy Bhowmik, A.K. Bhardwaj, T. Pandiaraj and Arnab Roy. 2018. Productivity, Water Use Efficiency and Profitability of Drip Irrigated Wheat (Triticum aestivum) in Indo-Gangatic Plains of Uttarakhand, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 3185-3191. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.383