Legume Research

  • Chief EditorJ. S. Sandhu

  • Print ISSN 0250-5371

  • Online ISSN 0976-0571

  • NAAS Rating 6.67

  • SJR 0.391

  • Impact Factor 0.8 (2023)

Frequency :
Monthly (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December)
Indexing Services :
BIOSIS Preview, ISI Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, Elsevier (Scopus and Embase), AGRICOLA, Google Scholar, CrossRef, CAB Abstracting Journals, Chemical Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, EBSCO Indexing Services, Index Copernicus
Legume Research, volume 37 issue 3 (june 2014) : 300-305


B. Lal*1, K.S. Rana, D.S. Rana, Priyanka Gautam1, Y.S. Shivay, M.A. Ansari2, B.P. Meena3, Kuldeep Kumar4
1Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India
Cite article:- Lal*1 B., Rana K.S., Rana D.S., Gautam1 Priyanka, Shivay Y.S., Ansari2 M.A., Meena3 B.P., Kumar4 Kuldeep (2023). INFLUENCE OF INTERCROPPING, MOISTURE CONSERVATION PRACTICE AND P AND S LEVELS ON GROWTH, NODULATION AND YIELD OF CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) UNDER RAINFED CONDITION. Legume Research. 37(3): 300-305. doi: 10.5958/j.0976-0571.37.3.045.
A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of intercropping system, moisture conservation practices and P and S levels on nodulation and productivity of chickpea under rainfed condition on a sandy loam soil at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, during 2008-09 and 2009-10. The treatments comprised of 3 cropping systems (Ethiopian mustard sole, chickpea sole and Ethiopian mustard + Chickpea (1:4) and 2 moisture conservation practices including (control and FYM@ 5t/ha + organic mulch + kaolin 6% spray) as main plot and 5 fertility levels (control, 30 kg P2O5 /ha, 30 kg P2O5 /ha + 15 kg S /ha, 60 kg P2O5 /ha  and 60 kg P2O5 + 30 kg S /ha ) as sub-plot replicated thrice in a split-plot design. Sole chickpea gave significantly higher yield however, yield attributes and quality parameters were not influenced by intercropping system. P and S application influenced significantly the growth attributes, nodulation, leghaemoglobin content, nitrogenase activity, yield components and seed yield.
  1. Allam, A.Y. (2002). Effect of sowing dates, seeding rates and nitrogen sources on yield, yield components and quality of lentil. J. Agric. Sci.,33: 131–144.
  2. Anonymous, (2011).Agricultural Statistics at a Glance. DAC, Government of India.
  3. A.O.A.C. (1960). Official Method of Analysis of Association of Official Agricultural Chemists, Washington D.C. 9th Eds. pp. 15–16.
  4. Bergersen, F.J. (1980). In: Methods for Evaluating Biological Nitrogen Fixation. John Wiley and Sons New York.
  5. Bhatt, R., Khera, K.L., Arora, S. (2004). Effect of tillage and mulching on yield of corn in the sumbmontaneous rainfed region of Punjab, India Int. J. Agri. Biol.,6: 26–28.
  6. Chaudhary, V.K. and Goswami, V.K. (2005) Effect of phosphorus and sulphur fertilization on chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivar. Annals Agric. Res.,26: 322–323.
  7. Deo, C and Khaldelwal, R.B. (2009) Effect of P and nutrition on yield and quality of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) J. Indian Soci. Soil Sci.,57: 352-356.
  8. Gomez, K.A. and Gomez, A.A. (1984) Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research (2nd Edn.). John Wiley and Sons, New York. pp 680.
  9. Jat ,R.S. and Ahlawat, I.P.S. (2006) Direct and residual effect of vermicompost, biofertilizers and phosphorus on soil nutrient dynamics and productivity of chickpea-fodder maize sequence. J. Sustainable Agric., 28: 41–54.
  10. Jat, R.S. and Ahlawat, I.P.S. (2004) Effect of vermicompost, biofertilizer and phosphorus on growth, yield and nutrient uptake by gram (Cicer arietinum) and their residual effect on fodder maize (Zea mays). Indian J. Agric. Sci., 74: 359–361.
  11. Kachhave, K.G., Gawande, S.D., Kohire, O.D. and Mane, S.S. (1997) Influence of various sources and levels of sulphur on nodulation, yield and uptake of nutrients by chickpea.J. Indian Soci. Soil Sci., 45: 590–591.
  12. Kushwaha, B.L. (1992) Effect of fertilizers on yield of mustard and lentil in intercropping system. J. Agric. Sci., 108: 487–495.
  13. Lal, B., Kaushik, S.K. and Gautam, R.C. (1995) Effect of soil moisture regime, kaolin spray and phosphorus fertilizer on growth, yield and economics of lentil (Lens culinaris).Indian J. Agron.,40: 77–81.
  14. Marschner H (1995) Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, 2nd edn. Academic Press, p.446.
  15. Pathak S., Namdeo, K.N., Chakrawarti, V.K., Tiwari, R.K. and Pathak, S. (2003) Effect of biofertilizers, diammonium phosphate and zinc sulphate on growth and yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Crop Res.,26:42–46.
  16. Prabhakar, M. and Saraf, C.S. (1990) Dry matter accumulation and distribution in chickpea (Cicer arietinum) as influenced by genotypes, Phosphorus and irrigation levels.Indian J. Agric. Sci.,60:204–206.
  17. Serraj, R., Sinclair, T.R. and Purcell, L.C. (1999) Symbiotic N2 fixation response to drought.J. Exp. Bot., 50: 143–155.
  18. Singh, R.V., Sharma, A.K. and Tomar, R.K.S. (2003) Response of chickpea to sources and levels of sulphur.International Chickpea Pigeonpea Newsletter10: 20-21.
  19. Singh, T. and Rana K.S. (2006) Effect of moisture conservation and fertility on Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) and lentil (Lens culinaris) intercropping system under rainfed conditions.Indian J. Agron.,51: 266-270.
  20. Turner, G.L. and Gibson, A.H. (1980) Methods for Evaluating Biological Nitrogen Fixation. John Willey & Sons New York. p. 111–138.
  21. Zahran, H.H. and Sprent, J.I. (1986) Effects of sodium chloride and polyethylene glycol on root hair infection and nodulation of Vicia faba L. plants by Rhizobium leguminosarum. Planta, 167:303–309.

Editorial Board

View all (0)