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2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Prospects of castor intercropping system on yield, intercropping indices and economics under semi-arid region of Haryana


Author(s): Gangadhar K, Dr. JS Yadav, Dr. Anil Kumar Yadav, Madhu DM and Veena CV

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at Regional Research Station, Bawal, CCS HAU during the kharif season of 2020-21 in the loamy sand soils to study the performance of castor based intercropping system with different row proportion and planting geometry. The results showed that significantly higher yields (seed and stalk) were recorded with values of 3,879 kg ha-1 and 5,656 kg ha-1, respectively in the sole castor (200 cm) which was at par with castor sole (150 cm) and castor (150 cm) + mungbean (1:2) intercropping system. The various intercropping indices computed among these intercropping systems viz. LER, ATER, A, RCC and CR indicated that pearl millet was most competitive and mungbean was most complementary among intercrops for base crop. The highest castor equivalent yield (4220 kg ha-1), net returns (1,57,453 Rs. ha-1) and B:C (3.78) was exhibited in castor (200 cm) + mungbean (1:4) intercropping system.

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South Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences
How to cite this article:
Gangadhar K, Dr. JS Yadav, Dr. Anil Kumar Yadav, Madhu DM, Veena CV. Prospects of castor intercropping system on yield, intercropping indices and economics under semi-arid region of Haryana. South Asian J Agric Sci 2023;3(1):88-95.
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