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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): 2653-2658

Performance of Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) Intercropping as Influenced by Row Ratios and Nutri Cereal Crops
Mallikarjun*, B. G. Koppalkar, B. K. Desai, M. A. Basavanneppa,Narayana Rao and Mahadev Swamy
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka-584104, India
*Corresponding author

Field experiment was conducted during the rainy season of 2015 and 2016 at UAS, Raichur to evaluate the production potential of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) under sole and intercropping with nutri cereal crops under two row proportions of 1:1 and 1:2. Ten treatments consisted of intercropping of pigeonpea with millets (nutri cereals) sorghum, pearl millet and foxtail millet in single and double row proportions and their respective sole stand were evaluated. The pooled mean of yield and yield related attributes of pigeonpea increased when intercropping with foxtail millet in 1:1 row ratio (964 and 1017 kg ha-1 in 2015 and 2016) was found at par with pigeonpea + sorghum (1:1) (889 and 930 kg ha-1), pigeonpea + foxtail millet (1:2) (834 and 861 kg ha-1) and pigeonpea + pearl millet (1:1) (788 and 836 kg ha-1), respectively. Intercropping of pigeonpea with either sorghum or foxtail millet irrespective of row proportions recorded significantly higher pigeonpea equivalent yield. However intercropping of pigeonpea + sorghum in both 1:1 and 1:2 row proportions was most remunerative with net returns and B: C ratio of 46,597 Rs ha-1 and 2.74 and 44,068 Rs ha-1 and 2.63 respectively and ensured higher land equivalent ratio of 1.40 and 1.45 respectively indicating higher biological efficiency of systems. Sole stand of pigeonpea were superior in terms yield and yield attributes and pigeonpea equivalent yield over intercropped treatments.

Keywords: Row proportions, intercropping, nutri cereal crops, pigeonpea equivalent yield and land equivalent ratio

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Mallikarjun, B. G. Koppalkar, B. K. Desai, M. A. Basavanneppa, K. Narayana Rao and Mahadev Swamy. 2018. Performance of Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) Intercropping as Influenced by Row Ratios and Nutri Cereal Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2653-2658. doi:
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