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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Evaluation of different finger millet based intercropping systems in the north coastal zone of Andhra Pradesh


Author(s): Triveni U, Sandhya Rani Y, Patro TSSK, Anuradha N and Divya M

Abstract:
Field experiments were conducted at Agricultural Research Station, Vizianagaram during kharif 2015 and 2016 to evaluate the best finger millet based intercropping system under rainfed conditions. Twelve different intercrops along with farmer's practice of sole cropping were tested in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Experimental results revealed that all the growth and yield contributing characters of finger millet were significantly high in sole crop compared to different intercropping systems. However, finger millet equivalent yield was remarkably high in all intercropping systems compared to sole crop. Among different treatments, finger millet equivalent yield, gross income and net income were significantly high when finger millet was intercropped with Bhendi followed by Field bean, Cluster bean and Pigeon pea. The B:C ratio was significantly high for Finger millet+ Pigeon pea followed by Finger millet+Bhendi, Finger millet+Green gram and Finger millet+Black gram.


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How to cite this article:
Triveni U, Sandhya Rani Y, Patro TSSK, Anuradha N, Divya M. Evaluation of different finger millet based intercropping systems in the north coastal zone of Andhra Pradesh. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):828-831.
International Journal of Chemical Studies