Response of Intercropping Finger Millet on Growth and Yield of Pulses

Alisha Peter *

Department of Agronomy, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Naini, Prayagraj – 211007 (U.P), India.

Thakur Indu

Department of Agronomy, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Naini, Prayagraj – 211007 (U.P), India.

Rajesh Singh

Department of Agronomy, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Naini, Prayagraj – 211007 (U.P), India.

Chilka Vandhana Varsha

Department of Agronomy, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Naini, Prayagraj – 211007 (U.P), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during kharif season in Crop Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, SHUATS, Prayagraj (U.P.) India. The current research aims to evaluate the growth and yield of various pulses namely cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.), black gram (Vigna mungo L.) and green gram (Vigna radiata L.) and when cultivated as intercrops with finger millet. The soil of the experimental plot was sandy loam in texture, nearly neutral in soil reaction (pH 7.6), low in organic carbon (0.51 %), available N (78.9 kg/ha), available P (32.88 kg/ha) and available K (385.10 kg/ha). The treatments consisted of 3 pulse crops (Cowpea, Black gram and green gram) and 3 row ratios (2:1, 4:1 and 6:1). The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Block Design with 13 treatments and replicated thrice. Maximum plant height and yield attributes was recorded in sole plots of cowpea (treatment 11), Black gram (treatment 12) and Green gram (treatment 13) respectively. Finger millet equivalent yield was recorded high in (treatment 7) where finger millet was intercropped with green gram in 2:1 ratio.

Keywords: Black gram, cowpea, finger millet equivalent yield, green gram, yield attributes


How to Cite

Peter , Alisha, Thakur Indu, Rajesh Singh, and Chilka Vandhana Varsha. 2024. “Response of Intercropping Finger Millet on Growth and Yield of Pulses”. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 30 (7):449-55. https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2024/v30i72160.

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