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Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2018)

Effect of nitrogen levels and intercropping on yield and economics of finger millet (Eleusine coracana G.)

Author(s):
Bhagat SB, Nikas SB, Dahiphale AV, Dhekale JS and Mardane RD
Abstract:
The experiment was laid out in split-plot design with three replications. The main plot treatment comprised of intercropping system in 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 1:2 and 1:3 row ratio along with sole finger millet and groundnut and sub plot treatments consisted of three nitrogen levels viz. 100% RDN, 75% RDN and 50% RDN + Azospirillum / Rhizobium. The most of the yield attributes and Finger millet equivalent yield were higher under intercropping of Finger millet + Groundnut in 1:3 row ratio with 100% RDN ha-1. Total biomass yield was higher in sole groundnut than intercropping system. The economic indices viz.LER, RCC and ATER showed better performance of intercropping of Finger millet + Groundnut in 1:2 row ratio with 100% RDN ha-1. However, intercropping of Finger millet + Groundnut in 1:3 row ratio with 100% RDN ha-1 realized higher net returns (Rs 119796 ha-1) and B: C ratio (1.92).
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How to cite this article:
Bhagat SB, Nikas SB, Dahiphale AV, Dhekale JS, Mardane RD. Effect of nitrogen levels and intercropping on yield and economics of finger millet (<em>Eleusine coracana </em>G.). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):651-654.

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