Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Evaluation of pulses and millets in agri-silvi system
V Ishwarya Laxmi, A Krishna, A Madhavi Lata and A Madhavi
The growing demand for food, fuel and fodder due to burgeoning human and animal population and shrinkage of available land resources necessitate to increase the production per unit area. Therefore, it is not appropriate to depend completely on traditional agriculture which is uncertain and extremely risky but to develop alternate land use system such as ‘agroforestry’ which is more sustainable and stabilize the income, besides simultaneously helps in food security and to protect the environment. A field experiment was carried out to evaluate the performance of the intercrops under Melia dubia during kharif,
2018 at agroforestry block, College of agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. The growth parameters, and the yield and yield attributes of the intercrops under the two clones of Melia dubia
has shown decreased over the sole crop. Between the two clones (MTP-I, MTP-II) clone II has recorded significantly higher growth parameters and yield and yield attributes. The results of the present study indicated that between the two clones MTP-II superior over the MTP-I and among the intercrops foxtail millet has shown less decrease in the percentage over the sole crop compared to other intercrop combinations.
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V Ishwarya Laxmi, A Krishna, A Madhavi Lata and A Madhavi. Evaluation of pulses and millets in agri-silvi system. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):243-249.