Journal ID : AMA-08-08-2021-10581
[This article belongs to Volume - 51, Issue - 03]
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Title : Resource-Use-Efficiency In Sweet Corn Based Intercropping Systems Under Irrigated Conditions Of Kashmir Valley

Abstract :

A field trial was conducted during Kharif season of 2017 at the Agronomy Research Farm, Faculty of Agriculture of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura to evaluate the resource-use-efficiency of intercropping of sweet corn (Zea mays L. saccharata Sturt) with Rajmash (Vigna vulgaris L.) and soybean (Glycine max L. Merril). The intercrops were grown in additive series with sweet corn as regular rows of 1:1 and paired rows of 2:1 and 2:2. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design having three replications. Among intercropping, sweet corn grown in association with soybean in 1:1 row ratio recorded significantly higher values of growth parameters such as LAI and percent PAR intercepted. The resource-use efficiency in terms of radiation use efficiency and irrigation water-use efficiency were significantly highest with sweet corn + soybean (1:1) intercropping followed by sweet corn + bean (1:1). From the present study, it was concluded that intercropping of sweet corn with soybean in regular rows of 1:1 ratio could achieve higher productivity and profitability among different intercropping systems.

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