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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2732-2738

Effect of Sunlight on Different Agri-Silvi-Horticulture Combination under Agroforestry System
Viredner Dalal, Naresh Kaushik and Rajesh Kathwal*
(Agronomy), RRS (Horticulture), Buria, Yamunanagar, India
*Corresponding author

A field experiment was conducted on already established silvi-horticultural system of agro-forestry at CCS H.A.U. Regional Research Station, Bawal (Rewari) during the Rabi seasons of 2011-12 and 2012-13, in which, Dalbergia sissoo and Prosopis cineraria were taken as forest tree species and Psidium guajava and Embilica officinalis as horticulture trees planted at 6×6 m distance. Winter crops (wheat, barley and oat) were taken in association with perennial woody plants forming agri-silvi-horticultural system of agro-forestry. Seeds of wheat cv. WH- 711, barley cv. BH-393 and oat cv. HJ-8 were sown in line in interspaces. Among the agri-silvi-horticulture system, guava + kehjri exhibited the highest yield. Maximum light intensity was received by crop as well as agri-silvi-horticulture system during 12.00 noon to 2.00 p.m and highest being in control followed by guava + khejri. Similarly the total light intensity was found maximum in control (2108.08 lux) and guava + khejri system (563.85, 876.51, 889.47 and 1109.83) during December, January, February and March, respectively. Same trend was observed for incident solar radiation and maximum ISR was observed under guava + khejri during all the months. The grain yield of wheat, barley and fodder yield was found significantly higher under control (sole crop) and among the various agri-silvi-horticulture system, guava + khejri system resulted into higher yield i.e. 30.74, 33.84 and 559.00 q/ha, respectively. Likewise the straw yield was found maximum in control and highest among the agri-silivi-horticulture system of guava + khejri i.e. 38.43 and 40.02 q/ha in wheat and barley, respectively. Total incident radiation was found positively correlated with grain, straw and fodder yield of wheat, barley and oat during all the month of growth, respectively.

Keywords: Sunlight, Agri-Silvi-Horticulture, Agroforestry system

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Viredner Dalal, Naresh Kaushik and Rajesh Kathwal. 2019. Effect of Sunlight on Different Agri-Silvi-Horticulture Combination under Agroforestry System.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2732-2738. doi:
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