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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Can medicinal plants provide sustainable economic security to dry land farmers?

Author(s):

Pushpa TN, Umesha K, Srikantaprasad D, Chandregowda M and Mallikarjuna Gowda AP

Abstract:
This study was conducted on intercropping of medicinal crops <em>viz</em>., ashwagandha, garden rue, roselle and holy basil with pigeon pea and nipped castor in <em>alfisols </em>of eastern dry zone of Karnataka in <em>kharif</em> 2012. Intercropping of ashwagandha significantly reduced the growth and yield of field crops. The pigeon pea /castor + garden rue system performed better than sole crops of field crops. The yield of medicinal crops reduced due to intercropping. Sole crop of garden rue<sub> </sub>recorded significantly higher dry herb yield (1.43 t ha<sup>-1</sup>). Sole crop of roselle recorded highest fresh calyx yield (3.37 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) followed by pigeon pea intercropping (2.94 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) and castor intercropping (2.47 t ha<sup>-1</sup>). Pigeon pea + garden rue recorded maximum LER, ATER and net returns of 1.98, 1.82 and ` 29533.00 ha<sup>-1</sup>, respectively with a B: C ratio of 0.89.

Pages: 333-337  |  1109 Views  223 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Pushpa TN, Umesha K, Srikantaprasad D, Chandregowda M and Mallikarjuna Gowda AP. Can medicinal plants provide sustainable economic security to dry land farmers?. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):333-337.

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