Influence of planting patterns, irrigation techniques and mulches on growth, yield, water use and economics of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) under irrigated conditions of Western Maharashtra.

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Year Published: 2005
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Author: Ghadage, H. L. ; Pawar, V. S. ; Gaikwad, C. B.
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A field experiment was conducted during the summer season of 2000 and 2001 in Rahuri, Maharashtra, India to study the effects of planting patterns (normal and paired row), irrigation techniques (each row and alternate row) and mulches (no mulch, organic using sugarcane trash and plastic film) on growth, yield, water saving and economics of irrigated 'NHH 44' upland cotton (G. hirsutum). The planting patterns and irrigation techniques did not influence either growth, yield of seed cotton or economics. The plastic film mulch (90 cm width and 7 mm gauge) recorded significantly the highest values for growth, yield attributes and yield of seed cotton and stalk. The highest net returns and benefit:cost ratio were recorded by plastic film mulch, which was closely followed by sugarcane trash (10 tonnes/ha) as organic mulch. The water-use efficiency was highest in paired row planting, alternate furrow irrigation and plastic film mulch.

Pages: 159 - 161
Volume: 50
Number: 2
Journal: Indian Journal of Agronomy
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ISSN: 0537-197X

cost benefit analysis, cotton, crop yield, furrowirrigation, growth, irrigation, mulches, mulching, plant waterrelations, planting, plastic film, returns, sugarcane trash, water useefficiency, yield components, India, Maharashtra, Gossypium, Gossypiumhirsutum, Gossypium, Malvaceae, Malvales, dicotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries,Commonwealth of Nations, India, Agricultural Economics (EE110), InputUtilization (Microeconomics) (EE145), Field Crops (FF005) (New March2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), SoilWater Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Soil Management (JJ900), Plant Wastes(XX200)

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