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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 3441-3446
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.396


Onion as Vegetable Intercrop in Mango Mother Tree Orchard Augments Yield and Economic Return
Sangeeta Kumari1*, Satish Kumar2 and Kavita3
1Agricultural Research Institute, Lohia Nagar, Patna - 800 020, Bihar, India
2Nalanda College of Horticulture, Noorsarai, Nalanda - 803 113, Bihar, India
3Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Faculty of Basic Sciences and Humanities, DRPCAU, Pusa, Samastipur - 848 125, Bihar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Field studies were conducted for three consecutive Rabi seasons during 2014 to 2017 in a 30-year old mango mother orchard where trees were not allowed to bear fruit and only scion materials were obtained for grafting purpose to get planting materials of mango. The orchard trees are planted at a distance of 10×10 m. The eight different vegetable intercrops viz., garlic (Local variety), pea (Azad P-1), carrot (Pusa kesar), palak (All green), coriander (Pant haritima), onion (Patna red), radish (Snow white) and French bean (P-44) were grown in the orchard. The trial was conducted in a randomized block design, each treatment replicated thrice. Based on pooled mean yield of intercrops over three years, result indicated that yield of different intercrops varied significantly and the maximum yield (206.07 q/ha) was recorded in palak followed by onion (197.78 q/ha). The lowest yield was recorded in coriander (51.33 q/ha). The net income in Indian Rupee per hectare was the highest in onion intercrop (2,40,052) followed by garlic (1,73,124). The maximum benefit cost ratio (3.14) was recorded in onion intercrop. The highest partial factor productivity of applied nitrogen (197.78 kg yield/kg N) and substantially higher economic efficiency (2000.43 Rs./ha/day) was also recorded in onion intercrop. Thus, the result demonstrated that intercropping of vegetables particularly onion in mango mother tree orchard is a highly remunerative proposition augmenting yield and economic return to farmers..


Keywords: Equivalent yield, Factor productivity, Intercropping, Mango mother orchard, Production efficiency
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Sangeeta Kumari, Satish Kumar and Kavita. 2018. Onion as Vegetable Intercrop in Mango Mother Tree Orchard Augments Yield and Economic Return.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 3441-3446. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.396