Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Effect of different planting methods and nutrient levels on growth, yield and economy of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) cv. MRB 2210
Author(s): Abhishek Sagar, Gautam Ghosh, Vikram Singh and Shahida Parveem
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during kharif season 2012 at Crop Research Farm, Department of Agronomy, Allahabad School of Agriculture, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (U.P.). The soil was sandy loam, pH of soil was 7.4 with 0.39% organic C, having available N, P, K, 185.5, 36 and 98 kg ha-1 respectively. The experiment involving hybrid ‘MRB 2210’ was laid out in factorial randomized block design with nine treatments replicated thrice, comprising 3 planting patterns viz., uniform row system (URS) at 50 cm; paired row system (PRS) at 30/70 cm; and ridge and furrow (R&F) system at 50 cm) and 3 nutrients levels [F1= Without fertilizer; F2 (N = 120kg ha-1, P = 80kg ha-1, K = 60kg ha-1) and F3 (N = 100kg ha-1, P = 60kg ha-1, K = 40kg ha-1)]. Paired Row System of planting with nutrient levels of F2 (N = 120 kg, P = 80 kg and K = 60 kg) were significantly increased the grain yield (3 t ha-1), stover yield (171.18 t ha-1), test weight (8.83 gm), net return (21590.48 ha-1) and benefit cost ratio (1.98) as compared with Ridge & Furrow (R&F) and Uniform Row System (URS) of planting.
How to cite this article:
Abhishek Sagar, Gautam Ghosh, Vikram Singh and Shahida Parveem. Effect of different planting methods and nutrient levels on growth, yield and economy of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) cv. MRB 2210. 2017; 6(6S): 1082-1084.