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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2387-2400

Enhancing the Growth and Yield of Barley through Mulch and Irrigation Levels –A Review
Kiran Hingonia1*, Poonam2, Rekha Raiger2 and Aradhana Thakur3
1Department of Agronomy, Palli Siksha Bhavana, Institute of Agriculture,
Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, West-Bengal-731236, India
2Department of Farm Engg., Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University-221005, India
3Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, SKARU, Bikaner, Rajasthan, -334006, India
*Corresponding author

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is the most important fourth largest cereal crop of world after maize, wheat and rice in the world with a share of 7% of the global cereal production. The crop is considered as poor man’s crop and better adaptable to problematic soils and marginal lands. Among the various production inputs, water is the most crucial in agriculture especially under limited water availability. Further, the growing demand of water for industries, house hold consumption and other uses is likely to create water crisis in agriculture. Therefore, water conservation is the most important for sustaining food and livelihood security of ever increasing food demand in India. In this context mulching is one of the important agronomic practices in conserving the soil moisture and modifying the soil physical environment. Mulching not only conserve the soil moisture by preventing evaporation but also control weed, moderate soil temperature, reduce runoff and increase infiltration. Soil evaporation is an important component of the water balance in agriculture.

Keywords: Barley, Mulching, Irrigation

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Kiran hingonia, Poonam, Rekha Raiger and Aradhana Thakur. 2018. Enhancing the Growth and Yield of Barley through Mulch and Irrigation Levels –A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2387-2400. doi:
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