Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Comparative assessment of tree growth parameters grown under different agroforestry systems
Nikita Kumari, MS Malik, Jai Kumar and Jyoti Kumari
The traditional land use practice in major parts of Jharkhand has a plenty of resembling factors to associate it with modern day agroforestry. The rational behind such practice has been to gain more economic benefit from the small and fragmented land. To bridge the gap between the existing practice and scientific agroforestry, a close study of various growth parameters such as height and girth of various species existing in different agroforestry systems seems very crucial. In this respect a random sample survey was done in eight villages of four different panchayats of Namkum block in Ranchi. The survey revealed a number of agroforestry practices like agrisilviculture, agrihorticulture and silvipasture system. The respondent were found to be growing various agriculture crops in combination with tree crops such as <em>Melia azaderach, Leucaena luecocephala, Tectona grandis, Gmelina arborea, Pongamia pinnata, Dalbergia sissoo</em> etc. Therefore the average girth and average diameter of all the species present in the study area has been calculated and also the approximate volume of the important species has been calculated.
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Nikita Kumari, MS Malik, Jai Kumar and Jyoti Kumari. Comparative assessment of tree growth parameters grown under different agroforestry systems. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2617-2619.