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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 4736-4740
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.499


Role of Leaf Litter Fall Decomposition of Poplar (Poplar deltoids) on Wheat Intercropping System
Sameer Daniel1, S. B. Lal2, Puja Kishore1*, Animesh Kanaujia1* and Azad Kumar Singh1
1Department of Agroforestry, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (U.P)-211007, India 2Department of Forestry, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (U.P)-211007, India
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Abstract:

The study was carried out at school of forestry and environment nursery, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. An eight year old plantation of clone of G-48 of Poplar (Populus deltoids) was selected. The leaf litter fall we found that the decomposition of poplar leaf litter is very slow; this has detrimental physical effect on wheat intercrop. Plant height, numbers of leaves/ plant, fresh wt. of root (g) dry wt. of root (g), numbers of tiller/plants, fresh wt. of shoot (g), dry wt. of root (g), total dry matter production and yield parameter of intercropped wheat were significantly increased by monthly removal of poplar leaf litter in plantation of poplar raised at 3X6m spacing. However, despite removal of leaf litter at such frequent interval, yield of intercropped wheat crop is quite low in comparison with open field. However, further studies are needed to screen various other cultivated crops of the region to find out compatible crops, which could be complementary in the system. Furthermore, there is a need to evolve wheat varieties suitable for inter cultivation in such a system as the tree mature and attains harvestable age. By combining suitable complementary variety along with tree farming the production level of both grain and timber can be sustained in future.


Keywords: Poplar deltoids, leaf litter, spacing, fresh weight, dry weight
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Sameer Daniel, S. B. Lal, Puja Kishore, Animesh Kanaujia and Azad Kumar Singh. 2018. Role of Leaf Litter Fall Decomposition of Poplar (Poplar deltoids) on Wheat Intercropping System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 4736-4740. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.499