Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Performance of advance pearl millet hybrids and mungbean under sole cropping and intercropping systems under semi arid environment
Author(s): Renu, Anil Kumar and Parveen Kumar
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during Kharif 2015 at Research Farm of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University; Hisar to study the performance of newly released hybrids of pearl millet intercropped with green gram. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replication and nine treatments comprising of five sole treatments having four pearl millet hybrids (HHB 67 Improved, HHB 197, HHB 226 and HHB 234) and one variety of green gram (MH 421) and four intercropping treatments (pearl millet hybrids + green gram). The results revealed that growth parameters per plant and yield contributing traits among pearl millet hybrids were decreased by the intercropping of green gram. Among all the sole and intercropping treatments, the pearl millet hybrid HHB 197 intercropping with green gram variety MH 421 exhibited its superiority in respect of pearl millet equivalent yield, gross returns, net returns and benefit-cost ratio. The intercropping of this hybrid with green gram was also found most compatible as indicated by the higher values of the biological parameters viz., land equivalent ratio, area time equivalent ratio), total crowding coefficient, aggressively, competition ratio, monetary advantage index and income equivalent ratio as compared to all other pearl millet hybrid based intercropping systems.
How to cite this article:
Renu, Anil Kumar, Parveen Kumar. Performance of advance pearl millet hybrids and mungbean under sole cropping and intercropping systems under semi arid environment. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):1671-1675.