Effect of raya (Brassica juncea) row directions on chickpea yield, water use and economics under different intercropping patterns in submontanous region of Punjab.

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Year Published: 2006
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Author: Sukhvinder, Singh ; Parvender, Sheoran ; Rana, D. S. ; Bawa, S. S.
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A field experiment was conducted in Punjab, India, during the 1993/94 and 1994/95 rabi seasons to evaluate the productivity potential of chickpea in relation to raya intercropping in different planting patterns and row orientation under rainfed conditions. All the chickpea based intercropping systems resulted in higher chickpea equivalent yield (CEY) compared to sole cropping. Sowing of chickpea in north-south direction recorded 10.2% higher mean seed yield over its sowing in east-west direction. Intercropping of raya with chickpea 3.0-3.5 m apart resulted in the highest mean crop equivalent yield, net returns and benefit:cost ratio compared to the other treatments. The water use was not influenced appreciably under different planting pattern, however it was higher in north-south row direction. The results also demonstrate the impact of extent and distribution of rainfall particularly under rainfed conditions.

Pages: 127 - 131
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Volume: 21
Number: 2
Journal: Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development
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ISSN: 0971-2062

chickpeas, cost benefit analysis, crop establishment, cropyield, Indian mustard, intercropping, plant water relations, returns,row orientation, water use, water use efficiency, India, Punjab (India),Brassica juncea, Cicer arietinum, Brassica, Brassicaceae, Capparidales,dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Cicer,Papilionoideae, Fabaceae, Fabales, South Asia, Asia, DevelopingCountries, Commonwealth of Nations, India, countries, Capparales,Agricultural Economics (EE110), Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000),Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (FF060), Plant Water Relations(FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Plant Cropping Systems (FF150)

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