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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2179-2188

Intercropping of Roselle with Red Gram and Nipped Castor is Beneficial to Dry Land Farmer
T.N. Pushpa1*, K. Umesha2, M. Vasundhara3, B.K. Ramachandrappa4, B.S. Sreeramu3 and D. Srikantaprasad1
1Department of PSMA, KRCCH, Arabhavi, Gokak Tq. Belagavi Dist. Karnataka 591218, India
2Department of PSMA, College of Horticulture (UHS) Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065, India
3Division of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru,
Karnataka 560065, India
4AICRP on Dryland Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065, India
*Corresponding author

This study was conducted on intercropping of medicinal crops viz., ashwagandha, garden rue, roselle and holy basil with pigeon pea and nipped castor in alfisols of eastern dry zone of Karnataka in kharif 2011. The growth and yield of pigeon pea and castor were high in sole crop than all intercropping systems. The growth and yield of ashwagandha, roselle and holy basils were reduced under intercropping systems. The highest fresh calyces yield of roselle was recorded in sole crop (6.75 t ha-1) followed by pigeon pea + roselle (4.06 t ha-1) and lowest in castor + roselle (3.39 t ha-1). The yield of holy basil in pigeon pea + holy basil intercropping (1.75 t ha-1) was at par with castor + holy basil (0.81 tha-1) intercropping system. The pigeon pea + roselle intercropping system recorded significantly highest LER, ATER and net returns (1.41, 1.35 and `76012.00 ha-1, respectively) followed by castor + roselle (1.29, 1.29 and `62944.00 ha-1, respectively).

Keywords: Roselle, Holy basil, Garden rue, Ashwagandha, LER, ATER.

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Pushpa, T.N., K. Umesha, M. Vasundhara, B.K. Ramachandrappa, B.S. Sreeramu and Srikantaprasad, D. 2017. Intercropping of Roselle with Red Gram and Nipped Castor is Beneficial to Dry Land FarmerInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2179-2188. doi:
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