Performance of Soybean -Sanflower Under Different Tree Species in Black Soils

Mutanal , S.M. and Patil, S.J. and Patil, H.Y. and et al, . (2009) Performance of Soybean -Sanflower Under Different Tree Species in Black Soils. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 22 (2). pp. 377-381.

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A field experiment was initiated to know the effect of multipurpose tree species on soybean and safflower in black clayey soils under rainfed conditions at Dharwad during 1990. The experiment consisted of the ten-tree species viz., Azadirachta india, Dalbergia latifolia, Prosopis cineraria, Acacia nilotica, Casuarina equisetifolia, Ceiba pentandra, Dalbergia latifolia, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Terminalia bellerica, Mangifera indica and planted at 10 m x 10 m. Field crops were grown in alley of trees. Field crop yield decreased as the advances in age of trees. Soybean yields were significantly higher with P.cineraria and A.indica as compared to other tree species. Similar trends were observed in rabi yield of safflower. Growth of tree species was higher in T.bellerica, C.pentandra, E.tereticornis and C.equisetifolia as compared with other tree species. Economic analysis indicated that benefit cost ratio, net returns and internal rate of return were higher in Field crop + P.cineraria (2.27:1.00 ; Rs.5041.3/ha/yr ; 124% respectively) as compared to other tree species

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multipurpose trees, benefit cost ratio, internal rate of returns
Author Affiliation: AICRP on Agroforestry, Main Agricultural Research Station University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka, India
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 03:19
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2011 03:19
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