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Vol. 10, Issue 10 (2021)

Evaluation of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) based intercropping systems in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
K Sathish Babu and Y Padmalatha
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted during three kharif seasons during 2016-17 to 2018-19 at Agricultural Research Station, Garikapadu, Krishna district, ANGRAU, with an objective to evaluate the performance of different intercrops with pigeonpea and to find out the suitable intercrop with pigeonpea. Among the various pigeonpea intercropping systems, Pigeonpea + cowpea (1:5) was found superior with mean maximum pigeonpea equivalent yield 2026 kg/ha and mean maximum rainwater use efficiency of 2.84 kg/ha-mm compared to other intercropping systems. Maximum net returns of Rs.75,555/ha and benefit-cost ratio 2.57 was also recorded with Pigeonpea + cowpea (1:5) intercropping system. Further, this intercropping system also recorded relatively higher land equivalent ratio of 3.27 indicating yield advantage of 27% compared to sole crops.
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How to cite this article:
K Sathish Babu, Y Padmalatha. Evaluation of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) based intercropping systems in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):619-623.
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