Bed planting of wheat – a viable sowing method to improve yield and water-use-efficiency.

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Year Published: 2005
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Author: Goel, A. C. ; Verma, K. S.
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In field experiments conducted in Karnal, Haryana, India, during rabi 2000-01 and 2001-02, the sowing of wheat on raised beds by bed planter (BP) produced approximately 10% more yield and 30% more water use efficiency compared to sowing by no-tillage seed-cum-fertilizer drill in untilled condition (ZT) and sowing by broadcasting method in conventional tillage (CT). The energy required for seed bed preparation and sowing in BP was three times more than ZT but it was 1.7 times less than CT. The soil physical properties, i.e. basic intake rate of water and bulk density were slightly affected in ZT but in case of BP these properties were similar to CT. The count in respect of Phalaris minor and broadleaved weeds was minimum in BP system before spraying and after spraying of weedicide, which showed that bed planting system of wheat suppressed weeds. The economics of the above three systems was estimated and it was observed that BP system produced higher monetary benefits than ZT and CT.

Pages: 27 - 29
Volume: 35
Number: 1
Journal: Haryana Agricultural University Journal of Research
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ISSN: 0379-4008

broadcasting, bulk density, crop production, crop yield,drilling, energy requirements, no-tillage, plant water relations, soildensity, soil physical properties, sowing, water use efficiency, weeds,wheat, Haryana, India, Phalaris minor, Triticum, Triticum aestivum,India, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations,Phalaris, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Triticum, no-tillage systems,physical properties of soil, seed sowing, zero tillage, Field Crops(FF005) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), PlantProduction (FF100), Soil Physics (JJ300), Soil Management (JJ900)

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