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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 241-251

Influence of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) based Intercropping Systems on Soil Health and Productivity in Alluvial Soil of West Bengal
Saswati Ghosh1, Sukamal Sarkar2*, Sayan Sau3, Sruti Karmakar1 and Koushik Brahmachari2
1Department of Environmental Science, Asutosh College, Kolkata-700026, West Bengal, India
2Department of Agronomy, 3Department of Fruits Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

An experiment using various guava-based intercropping systems was conducted to find out the effect of intercropping on soil health and productivity in the alluvial soil of West Bengal, India. The popular intercrops viz. eggplant, banana and pointed gourd were taken as treatments in the guava orchard along with control (a treatment without intercrop). The study revealed that the guava + banana and guava + eggplant systems were proved to be the most significant intercropping system by improving physio-chemical properties like bulk density, water holding capacity, SOC, available NPK of the soil. The maximum system equivalent yield and economic return were obtained from the same system. Thus the guava + banana intercropping system is not only the best for restoring soil fertility but also obtaining the maximum economic return for guava growers of West Bengal.

Keywords: Guava-based intercropping systems, Soil health, SOC, Fruit yield.

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Saswati Ghosh, Sukamal Sarkar, Sayan Sau, Sruti Karmakar and Koushik Brahmachari. 2017. Influence of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) based Intercropping Systems on Soil Health and Productivity in Alluvial Soil of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 241-251. doi:
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