Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum L.] intercropping with pulses step towards increasing farmer’s income under rainfed farming: A review
Sarita Rani, Renu Goyat and Jeetendra Kumar Soni
Pearl millet occupies the prime position in the rainfed farming in arid and semi arid regions of India. Its adaptation to higher temperature, scanty rainfall, poor fertile soils etc leads its more importance in climate change scenario. Its sole cultivation is often risky and to avoid risks in rainfed areas, generally farmers grow green gram, cowpea, moth bean, black gram and cluster bean in mixed stand as well as in intercropping. Additionally limiting land resources equipped with poor soil fertility status leads to finding way for efficient resource utilization with enhancing productivity per unit area and time, which can be obtained by intercropping and legume based intercropping witnessed higher production with additional benefits which make this more suitable intercropping choice. This review supporting the production scenario of pulses intercropped with pearl millet is presenting in paper to help farmer in making decisions regarding crop selection.
How to cite this article:
Sarita Rani, Renu Goyat, Jeetendra Kumar Soni. Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum L.] intercropping with pulses step towards increasing farmer’s income under rainfed farming: A review. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(10):385-390.