Suitability of pulse intercrops during autumn planted sugarcane through trench method

Abstract views: 58 / PDF downloads: 55


  • Shriprakash Yadav


Cane yield, inter cropping, sugarcane, trench planting.


A field experiment was conducted during 2011-13 and 2012-14 in autumn at research farm of U.P.
Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur, (U.P.) to work out the response of inter-crops and its
residual effect along with different nitrogen doses on trench planted sugarcane. The experimental
soil was sandy loam in texture, low in organic carbon (0.36%), available nitrogen (260kg/ha), medium
in available phosphorus (11.43 kg/ha) and potassium (124 kg/ha) with the pH value 7.7. Soil test
based fertilizer recommendation per hectare was 200 kg N + 80 kg P2O5 + 60 kg K2O. CoSe 01434 a
mid - late maturing variety of sugarcane was tested with inter - crops like Azad pea - 1 and berseem
Mescavi - 530 varieties. Among different inter - cropping systems and nitrogen doses (100% and
125% RD - N), cane + berseem along with 125% nitrogen dose through inorganics was found to be
much beneficial and gave significantly higher cane yield (114.6 t/ha) than the cane planted alone in
trench (107.6 t/ha). This treatment improved the cane yield by 6.06% and reflected a higher B:C
ratio of 2.22 against cane alone (1.90). The inter - crop viz., Pea followed after berseem. Effect of
these pulses inter - cropping on juice quality parameters was not significant.


Download data is not yet available.






How to Cite

Yadav, S. (2018). Suitability of pulse intercrops during autumn planted sugarcane through trench method. Annals of Agricultural Research, 38(4). Retrieved from