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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:7, July, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 1112-1116

Studies on Effect of Intercrops on Initial Growth Stages of Bamboo under Spices – Bamboo Based Agroforestry System in Tropical Regions of Jharkhand
P.V. Dhanyashri1*, M.S. Malik1, M.C. Shashikumar3, Yogesh Kumar Agarwal2, Saraswati Sahu1 and M. Jadegowda3
1Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry, Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand-834006, India
2Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, SHUATS, Prayagraj-211007, India
3Department of Natural Resources and Management, College of Forestry Ponnampet, India
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Intercropping with short-term crops provides a significant additional income during the long immature period of bamboo plant growth. Much previous evidence has demonstrated that the growth of young bamboo plants. Bamboo based agroforestry systems are socially and economically viable and more sustainable than many other croprotations prevalent in eastern India. However, few, if any studies have however been conducted to date to assess the effects of intercropping on subsequent growth and yield of bamboo plants. Fennel, Coriander and Fenugreek were grown as intercrops under agroforestry system at farm campus of Ranchi Veterinary College, B.A.U Agroforestry field during ‘Rabi’ season 2018-19. The four treatment combinations were T1Bamboo (B. nutans - Wall. ex Munro) + Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.), T2Bamboo (B. nutans- Wall. ex Munro) + Dhania (Coriandrum sativum L.), T3Bamboo (B. nutans- Wall. ex Munro) + Methi (Trigonellafoenum-graecum Linn.) and T4Bamboo (B. nutans- Wall. ex Munro [Sole]). The growth performance of the Bambusa nutans was varies from treatment to treatment under agroforestry system. The maximum increment in plant height (0.86 m) was found in T3 Bamboo and least was found in T4 Sole Bamboo (0.58 m). The increment in collar diameter was also more in case of T1 Bamboo + Fennel (2.62 m) and minimum in T2 Bamboo + Coriander (1.86 m). The maximum increment in number of culms was found in T2 Bamboo + Coriander (2.13) treatment and minimum observed in T1 Bamboo + Fennel (1.97).

Keywords: Agroforestry system, Bamboo, Coriander, Fennel, Fenugreek, Height growth, Collar diameter and number of culms

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Dhanyashri, P.V., M.S. Malik, M.C. Shashikumar, Yogesh Kumar Agarwal, Saraswati Sahu and Jadegowda, M. 2020. Studies on Effect of Intercrops on Initial Growth Stages of Bamboo under Spices – Bamboo Based Agroforestry System in Tropical Regions of Jharkhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 1112-1116. doi:
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