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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2921-2926

Effect of Groundnut + Millets Intercropping System on Yield and Economic Advantage in Central Dry Zone of Karnataka under Rainfed Condition
K.V. Shwethanjali1, A.H. Kumar Naik2*, T. Basavaraj Naik3 and M. Dinesh Kumar3
1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Shivamogga, India
2All India Coordinated Research Project on Groundnut, Hiriyur, India
3University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, India
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A field experiment was conducted during Kharif 2017 at Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Babbur farm, Hiriyur to study effect of groundnut + millets intercropping system on yield and economic advantage in Central dry zone of Karnataka under rainfed condition. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with ten treatments comprising of three millets viz., finger millet, little millet and foxtail millet with groundnut in the replacement series of 5:2 and 6:1 row proportion and their sole crops replicated thrice. Intercropping of groundnut + foxtail millet with 6:1 row proportion showed significantly higher groundnut pod yield (1,744 kg ha-1), groundnut pod equivalent yield (1,876 kg ha-1) and area time equivalent ratio (1.10). On the other hand groundnut + foxtail millet with 5:2 row proportion recorded significantly higher land equivalent ratio (1.16).Among the intercropping treatments, economics of the systems also showed that groundnut + foxtail millet (6:1)was most profitable system in terms of gross return (Rs. 91,454 ha-1), net return (Rs. 50,469 ha-1) and B: C ratio (2.23).

Keywords: Groundnut, Millets, Intercropping. Equivalent yield, LER, ATER, Economics

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Shwethanjali, K.V., A.H. Kumar Naik, T. Basavaraj Naik and Dinesh Kumar, M. 2018. Effect of Groundnut + Millets Intercropping System on Yield and Economic Advantage in Central Dry Zone of Karnataka under Rainfed Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2921-2926. doi:
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