Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Comparison of two land use systems and its effect on wheat growth, yield and soil nutrient status
Author(s): Neema Bisht, Kavita Satyawali, Geeta Kandpal and VK Sah
Abstract: Field experiment was conducted during Rabi 2013 at old Agroforestry Research Centre in GBPUA&T, Pantnagar to investigate the influence of poplar based agroforestry system on wheat growth and yield as well as on soil nutrient availability and compare them with open system (without poplar tree). Experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications having four treatments viz., UP-2572, PBW-550, DBW-711 and PBW-373. Availability of soil nutrients viz., nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium was measured at a depth of 0-15 and 15-30 cm depth from each plot having different wheat varieties. Under both land use system the availability of nutrients was not influenced significantly because of early tree plantation. Agroforestry require long duration to result high nutrient accumulation. Under open system, significant maximum plant height and dry biomass was found with UP-2572 while in poplar system found with PBW-373. All the yield attributing characters viz, spike length, number of spikelets, number of fertile spikelet, grain/spike and 1000 grain weight under both systems was found maximum with UP-2572 except 1000 grain weight under poplar system. Wheat yield also found maximum with UP-2572 under both the systems.
Pages: 994-999 | 613 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Neema Bisht, Kavita Satyawali, Geeta Kandpal, VK Sah. Comparison of two land use systems and its effect on wheat growth, yield and soil nutrient status. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):994-999.