Performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under Planting techniques and irrigation levels
Publication Date : 28/01/2016
Field experiment was conducted during two consecutive year of 2009-10 and 2010-11 at Agricultural Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Tanchha to find out the effect of planting techniques and irrigation levels on chickpea growth and yield. Total 12 treatment combinations including three irrigation levels as main plot treatment (viz., I1: One irrigation at branching stage, I2: One irrigation at pod development stage and I3: Two irrigations at branching and pod development stages) and four Planting pattern as sub plot treatment (viz., P1: Flat bed sowing, P2: Furrow after two rows, P3: Furrow after three rows and P4: Furrow after four rows) with one control were evaluated in split plot design. Significantly higher grain (1122, 1152 and 1137 kg/ha, respectively) and stover (1960, 1838 and 1899 kg/ha, respectively) yields were recorded under application of two irrigation at branching and pod development stages and remained in the I3 > I2 > I1 order of significance. Various planting techniques significantly improved the grain and stover yields of chickpea being maximum grain (1109, 1140 and 1125 kg/ha, respectively) and stover (1958, 1830 and 1894 kg/ha, respectively) yields were obtained under treatment furrow after four rows method of sowing. Higher and profitable yield of green gram was obtained under furrow after four rows pattern of sowing and applied two irrigation at branching and pod development stage.
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