Influence of different fodder crops on yield and yield parameters of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) under intercropping systems
Rajashree, BM Dodamani, PS Rathod, DH Patil and A Amaregouda
Fodder scarcity is the major problem arising now a days in pigeonpea growing areas of Karnataka. Hence, intercropping pigeonpea with fodder crops helps efficient utilization of time, space, soil moisture, nutrients etc., and also reduces the fodder scarcity problems. Intercropping fodder crops in pigeonpea will have several benefits. Hence, present investigation is carried out to evaluate the performance of pigeonpea under different fodder intercropping systems. Field experiment was conducted during kharif -2018 at Agricultural Research Station, Kalaburagi. The experiment consisted of thirteen treatments where Pigeonpea was intercropped with different fodder crops in 1:2 row proportion and intercropped treatments were compared with sole crop treatments for yield. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design and replicated thrice. When the performance of pigeonpea in different treatments was compared, results of the experiment revealed that sole pigeonpea recorded significantly higher grain yield (1204 kg ha-1), stalk yield (2456 kg ha-1) and husk yield (653 kg ha-1) than the intercropped pigeonpea except the treatment where in pigeonpea was intercropped with horsegram (1:2) with which it was on par. But in the intercropped pigeonpea in addition to pigeonpea grain yield green fodder yield was also there. Hence Pigeonpea intercropping with fodder helps in achieving higher profits.
How to cite this article:
Rajashree, BM Dodamani, PS Rathod, DH Patil, A Amaregouda. Influence of different fodder crops on yield and yield parameters of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) under intercropping systems. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):1573-1576.