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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): 3206-3217

Agronomic and Economic Evaluation of Hydrogel Application in Rainfed Castor Grown on Alfisols
A.V. Ramanjaneyulu1*, A. Madhavi2, G. Anuradha1, M. Venkata Ramana1, G. Suresh3, B. Balaji Naik4 and G. Seshu1
1Regional Agricultural Research Station, Palem 509 215, India
2Soil Test Crop Response Scheme
4Agro Climate Research Center, Rajendranagar 500 030, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Telangana state, India
3ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Rajendranagar 500 030, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was conducted during kharif 2016 and 2017 on Alfisols to test the impact of hydrogel application on rainfed castor. The study indicated that despite slight improvement in soil moisture content due to hydrogel amendment, it failed to bring out significant increase in growth and yield traits thus seed yield of rainfed castor. Further, net returns and B:C ratio were reduced due to hydrogel application as compared to control. Additional net returns were also negative (Rs. -4594 to -11547 ha-1) due to additional cost (Rs. 3500 to 10500 ha-1) incurred following hydrogel application. Hence, hydrogel application couldn’t show great impact on rainfed castor productivity due to its’ long duration, indeterminate nature and inherent ability to withstand short term droughts.

Keywords: Castor, Drought, Economic evaluation, Hydrogel

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Ramanjaneyulu, A. Madhavi, G. Anuradha, M. Venkata Ramana, G. Suresh, B. Balaji Naik and Seshu, G. 2018. Agronomic and Economic Evaluation of Hydrogel Application in Rainfed Castor Grown on Alfisols.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3206-3217. doi:
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