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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Intercropping of some vegetables in seed spices a boon to the farmers of Vidarbha with consideration to diversification in cropping pattern

Author(s):

SM Ghawade, Abhilasha P Kharkar, AD Warade and AN Paslawar

Abstract:
An investigation entitled “Intercropping of some vegetables in seed spices a boon to the farmers of Vidarbha with consideration to diversification in cropping pattern” was carried out during the rabi seasons of four consecutive years from 2011-12 to 2014-15. The experiment was laid out in Randamized Block Design (RBD) with eight treatments viz., T1 –Ajwain sole crop, T2 –Fennel sole crop, T3 – Cabbage sole crop, T4 – Radish sole crop, T5 – Ajwain + cabbage (1:1), T6 - Ajwain + Radish (1:1), T7 –Fennel + cabbage (1:1), T8 – Fennel + radish (1:1). As a matter of fact, in this experimentation, the sole crop yield in Ajwain, Fennel, Cabbage and Radish as showed in pooled results, were obtained maximum. While, there were slightly decreased trend in respect to yield per hectare of Ajwain and Fennel as a main crop, when intercropped with Cabbage and radish as a sub crop during all the years of experimentations and in pooled results too. But economically, intercropping proved better than sole cropping in respect to B:C ratio, LER in present investigation.
Intercropping trial was undertaken on same site and with same randomization on Broad Bed Furrow (BBF) with drip irrigation system. The varieties of different crops used under the study were, AA-01-19 (Ajwain), AF-101 (Fennel), Golden Acre (Cabbge) and Pusa chetaki (Radish).
Further, it was evident from the pooled results that, significantly the maximum pooled GMR and NMR were obtained from Ajwain + Cabbage intercropping with 1:1 row pattern. Whereas, the maximum (1:2.4) B: C ratio and (1:1.827) LER were recorded with Ajwain + Cabbage and Fennel + Cabbage intercropping (1:1), respectively.

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How to cite this article:
SM Ghawade, Abhilasha P Kharkar, AD Warade and AN Paslawar. Intercropping of some vegetables in seed spices a boon to the farmers of Vidarbha with consideration to diversification in cropping pattern. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1008-1011.

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