Effect of Alley Width, Organic Manure and In-situ Moisture Conservation on Groundnut Productivity under Dryland Ecosystem

Effect of Alley Width, Organic Manure and In-situ Moisture Conservation on Groundnut Productivity under Dryland Ecosystem

An experiment was conducted during the kharif season of 2000-01 to 2005-06 to find out suitable
alley width and organic manure for groundnut crop on medium black clay soil (vertisols) at MDFRS,
Targhadia (Rajkot). The pod and haulm yield of groundnut were improved with the increase in levels
of alley width and recorded significantly highest under 9.6 m alley width. Significantly higher green
biomass of gliricidia and soil moisture content were obtained under 6.0 m alley width. Application of
FYM @ 5.0 t/ha recorded significantly higher pod yield of groundnut. Lopping of gliricidia applied as
mulch recorded significantly higher soil moisture content (%). Interaction effect was found nonsignificant in respect of pod and haulm yield of groundnut and green bio mass of gliricidia.
Significantly higher soil moisture content was recorded under lopping of gliricidia applied as mulch
with 9.6 m alley width. Growing of groundnut with gliricidia at the alley width of 9.6 m gave the highest
net returns of `15568/ha with the B: C ratio (1.12). Application of FYM (5 t/ha) gave the highest net
returns of `14230/ha as compared to control.

Author(s) Details

Dr. P. D. Vekariya
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, 362 001, Gujarat, India.

D. P. Sanepara
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, 362 001, Gujarat, India.

V. D. Vora
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, 362 001, Gujarat, India.

D. S. Hirpara
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, 362 001, Gujarat, India.

T. C. Poonia
Department of Agronomy, Junagadh Agricultural University, Campus Amreli-365 610, Gujarat, India.

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