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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Effect of moisture conservation practices on water expense efficiency, water use efficiency and economics of Pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. emend Stuntz] Hybrids

Author(s):
Sheeshpal Choudhary, LR Yadav, BL Dudwal, Meena Choudhary, Ramesh Chand Bana and Babu Lal
Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted under loamy sand soil during two consecutive kharif seasons of 2018 and 2019 at Agronomy farm, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner, Jaipur to find out the best moisture conservation practices on water expense efficiency, water use efficiency and economics of pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. emend Stuntz] hybrids. Hybrids viz., RHB-173, RHB-177, MPMH-17 and HHB-67 in main plots and moisture conservation practices viz., control, dust mulch, straw mulch, plastic mulch and seed line mulching of FYM in sub plots were tested using split plot design replicated four. Hybrid RHB-173 recorded the highest water expense efficiency (50.80 kg grain/ha-cm), grain yield (2097 kg/ha), stover yield (5500 kg/ha), net returns (43492 ₹/ha), B:C ratio (2.82) over hybrid MPMH-17 and HHB-67, while at par with hybrid RHB-177 in pooled analysis. Result showed that application of plastic mulch remained at par with straw mulch and significantly higher the water expense efficiency (51.98 kg grain/ha-cm), water use efficiency in (9.17 kg/ha-mm), grain yield (2145 kg/ha.), stover yield (5620 kg/ha), net returns (43889 ₹/ha), B:C ratio (2.76) of pearlmillet over control, dust mulch and seed line mulching of FYM in both the years of experimentation as well as on pooled basis.
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How to cite this article:
Sheeshpal Choudhary, LR Yadav, BL Dudwal, Meena Choudhary, Ramesh Chand Bana, Babu Lal. Effect of moisture conservation practices on water expense efficiency, water use efficiency and economics of Pearlmillet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. emend Stuntz] Hybrids. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):455-459.

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