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Vol. 9, Issue 9 (2020)

Influence of mulch and drip irrigation on growth and yield of pigeonpea

Author(s):
ML Jadav, KP Mishra, Anjaney Pandey, US Mishra, A Duggal, SS Gautam and RK Khariya
Abstract:
The field trials were conducted during the two consecutive kharif seasons 2016-17 and 2017-18 with three mulching and three irrigation levels viz. 60%, 80%, 100% CPE (cumulative pan evaporation) to determine the growth and yield attributes of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) in Vindhyan plateau of Madhya Pradesh. Mulching and irrigation levels significantly affected (P<0.05) the growth and yield attributes of pigeonpea. The maximum plant height was obtained in black plastic mulch (181.29 cm) and lowest in without mulch (161.99 cm) which has significantly difference of 11.91%. The maximum plant height was recorded in I2 (176.10 cm) which is at par in I3 (174.16 cm). The significantly lowest height was registered in I1 (166.22 cm). Individual and interaction (MXI) effect was found significant at harvest in case of branching. Black plastic mulch registered maximum number of pods (119.34) which is 20.67% higher than without mulch (98.90 However, The number of pods per plant was significantly lowest with I1 (106.45) and highest with I2 (113.19) which is at par with I3 (111.97). Growth and yield attributes of pigeonpea gave better performance under plastic mulch than without mulch. Drip irrigation at 0.8% CPE results satisfactory than at upper and lower side.
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How to cite this article:
ML Jadav, KP Mishra, Anjaney Pandey, US Mishra, A Duggal, SS Gautam, RK Khariya. Influence of mulch and drip irrigation on growth and yield of pigeonpea. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(9):374-377.

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