Vegetative barriers for soil and water conservation in rainfed area.

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Year Published: 2004
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Author: Pendke, M. S. ; Lomte, M. H. ; Gitte, A. U.
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This study was conducted to optimize the proper spacing of various vegetative barriers with respect to soil and water conservation and also to increase crop productivity. The experiment was carried out on medium deep soils of the micro watershed of Dryland Agricultural Research Centre, Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India since 2000-01. The subtreatment includes cropping system with sorghum + pigeon pea, soyabean + pigeon pea and green gram-rabi sorghum. It was found that vegetative barriers have definite effect on control of soil erosion and conservation of rain water. Vegetative barriers at 0.25 m vertical interval proved as optimum spacing for minimum runoff and soil loss through cultivated land and also increased the crop productivity of various cropping systems. Similarly Khus [Vetiveria zizanioides] barrier was found superior for reducing runoff and soil loss with less maintenance as compared to Subabool [Leucaena leucocephala] barrier.

Pages: 202 - 204
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Volume: 29
Number: 2
Journal: Journal of Maharashtra Agricultural Universities
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ISSN: 0378-2395
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barriers, crop production, cropping systems, erosion, greengram, losses from soil, pigeon peas, rain, runoff, soil conservation,soyabeans, spacing, water conservation, India, Maharashtra, Cajanuscajan, Glycine (Fabaceae), Glycine max, Leucaena leucocephala, Sorghum,Vetiveria zizanioides, Vigna radiata, Cajanus, Papilionoideae, Fabaceae,Fabales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes,Glycine (Fabaceae), Leucaena, Mimosoideae, Poaceae, Cyperales,monocotyledons, Vetiveria, Vigna, South Asia, Asia, DevelopingCountries, Commonwealth of Nations, India, losses from soil systems,mung bean, rainfall, soybeans, Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000),Plant Production (FF100), Plant Cropping Systems (FF150), Erosion; Soiland Water Conservation (PP400)

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