Climate resilient organic farming for groundnut (Arachis hypogaea)-garlic (Allium sativum) crop sequence


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Authors

  • R.K. Mathukia Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)
  • M.A. Sheikh Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)
  • B.K. Sagarkaand Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)
  • D.M. Panara Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001 (Gujarat)

Keywords:

FYM, poultry manure, vermicompost, organic farming

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at Junagadh on clayey soil during 2009-10 to 2011-12 at Junagadh (Gujarat) to evaluate the potentiality of organic farming in groundnut-garlic crop sequence in terms of productivity, profitability and soil health. Treatments comprised FYM, poultry manure, vermicompost and crop residues (applied on equivalent N basis) and RDF. Results revealed that application of FYM and vermicompost recorded significantly higher pod yield (1533 and 1413 kg/ ha) and haulm yield (3146 and 3288 kg/ha) of groundnut as compared to RDF. While RDF and FYM recorded significantly higher bulb yield (6134and 5665 kg/ha) of garlic. Maximum net return and B:C ratio were obtained with FYM in groundnut and garlic. Application of FYM and VC to groundnut, while that of RDF and FYM to garlic significantly increased uptake of N, P and K. Application of FYM slightly improved post harvest bulk density, organic carbon, and availability of N, P and K in soil.

 

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Climate resilient organic farming for groundnut (Arachis hypogaea)-garlic (Allium sativum) crop sequence. (2016). Annals of Agricultural Research, 36(1), 103-106. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/AAR/article/view/54260