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Vol. 10, Issue 8 (2021)

Effect of intercropping and weed management practices on growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)

Author(s):
Mahendra Kumar Atal, Raj Bhawan Verma, Vijay Kumar Singh, Md. Mizanul Haque, Arun Kumar and Shyam Nandan Singh
Abstract:
The present investigation was carried out at Vegetable Research Farm, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar during the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 in Rabi season involving twenty-eight treatments consisting of seven different intercropping systems viz: T1 - Cabbage (Sole), T2 - Cabbage + Coriander, T3 - Cabbage + Nigella, T4 - Cabbage + Fenugreek, T5 - Coriander (Sole), T6 - Nigella (Sole), T7 - Fenugreek (Sole) and four weed management practices viz: W0 - Control (Weedy check), W1 - (Hand weeding), W2 - (Pendimethalin PE @ 3.3 l/ha) and W3 - (Pendimethalin PE @ 3.3 l/ha + one hand weeding at 30 DAS) in split plot design replicated thrice. Pooled results indicated that the intercropping, cabbage + nigella recorded maximum plant height (23.08 cm), number of unwrapped leaves (10.96), gross weight (1.38 kg/plant), head weight (1.06 kg/plant), yield (24.33 kg/plot) yield (270.21 q/ha) and head compactness (47.77 g/cm3), which was significantly superior to the rest of intercrops (Fenugreek and coriander) except cabbage (Sole). Similarly, among the various weed management practices, W3 (Pendimethalin PE @ 3.3 l/ha + one hand weeding at 30 DAS) recorded maximum plant height (24.60 cm), number of unwrapped leaves (11.61), gross weight (1.49 kg), head weight (1.28 kg/plant), yield per plot (29.35 kg) yield per hectare (325.90 q) and head compactness (38.83 g/cm3), which was significantly superior to the rest of weeding methods except W1 (Hand Weeding) treatment at 15, 30 and 45 DAS.
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Mahendra Kumar Atal, Raj Bhawan Verma, Vijay Kumar Singh, Md. Mizanul Haque, Arun Kumar, Shyam Nandan Singh. Effect of intercropping and weed management practices on growth and yield of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(8):1719-1724.
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