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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2471-2477

Effect of Land Configurations and Intercropping on Plant Height and Biomass Accumulation of Redgram under Rainfed Ecosystem
A. Vijayaprabhakar1*, C. Jayanthi2, M. Balusamy3, Malarvizhi4 and C.N. Chandrasekhar5
1Department of Agronomy
4Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
5Department of Crop Physiology, TNAU, Coimbatore – 641003, India
2Directorate of Crop Management, TNAU, Coimbatore – 641003, India
3Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Manakkadavu, Pollachi, Tamilnadu – 642103, India
*Corresponding author

The field experiment was conducted during September, 2017 to March, 2018 in Agricultural Research Station, Virinjipuram, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University with different land configurations under rainfed ecosystem to understand the redgram growth and yield response. The experiment was laid out in split plot design with three main factors as land configurations L1 - Compartmental bunding, L2 - Broad Bed Furrow and L3 - Ridges and furrow and seven sub factors as S1- Redgram + Blackgram (4:5), S2 - Redgram + Greengram (4:5), S3 - Redgram + Cowpea (4:5), S4 - Redgram + Groundnut (4:5), S5 - Redgram + Sesame (4:5), S6 - Redgram + Cotton (4:4) and S7 - Redgram sole cropping and were replicated thrice. The higher redgram plant height (192 cm), leaf area index (3.24), dry matter production (1760 kg/ha) and redgram grain yield (668 kg/ha) was recorded with the (L3) ridges and furrow method of sowing. Among the intercropping system, higher redgram plant height (179 cm) and dry matter production (1718 kg/ha) was recorded in redgram + blackgram intercropping system. The lowest redgram plant height, leaf area index, dry matter production and redgram grain yield was recorded in redgram + cotton (S6) intercropping system.

Keywords: Land configuration, Intercropping, Compartmental Bunding, Ridges, furrow and broad bed furrow

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Vijayaprabhakar, A., C. Jayanthi, M. Balusamy, P. Malarvizhi and Chandrasekhar, C.N. 2018. Effect of Land Configurations and Intercropping on Plant Height and Biomass Accumulation of Redgram under Rainfed EcosystemInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2471-2477. doi:
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