EVALUATION OF RICEBEAN AND FRENCHBEAN AS INTERCROPS WITH MAIZE UNDER DIFFERENT ROW PROPORTIONS IN THE PENINSULAR REGION

Article Id: LR-127 | Page : 338-343
Citation :- EVALUATION OF RICEBEAN AND FRENCHBEAN AS INTERCROPS WITH MAIZE UNDER DIFFERENT ROW PROPORTIONS IN THE PENINSULAR REGION.Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):338-343
H.M. Mohan, B.M. Chittapur* and S.M. Hiremath chittapurbm@yahoo.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580 005, India

Abstract

Ricebean and Frenchbean being non-conventional crops in the peninsular region an experiment was conducted to evaluate the possibility of growing these legumes and their suitability for intercropping with predominant cereal, maize in 1:1 and 1: 2 row proportions alongwith recommended check maize + soybean at Main Agricultural Research Station, Dharwad representing Northern transitional zone of Karnataka. Intercropping of maize + frenchbean grown in 1:2 row proportion produced higher maize equivalent yield (8068 kg ha-1) and assured more income (Rs. 29 054/- ha-1) while, ricebean was comparable to maize + soybean in productivity. Maize + soybean had significantly higher protein output (851 kg ha-1) than other systems.  Intercropping of grain legumes also ensured better utilization of resources viz., land, soil moisture, nutrients and light.

Keywords

Economics Frenchbean Intercropping Resource use Ricebean Soybean Yield

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