Assessment of Water Productivity of Different Cropping Systems under Drip Irrigation in Arid Region of Western India


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  • Anurag Saxena ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India
  • Pradeep Kumar ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India
  • R K Goyal ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India
  • Nisha Patel ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India
  • P S Khapte ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 342 003, India

Abstract

The production potential of four different cropping system were assessed for two successive years in field conditions during 2008-2010 at ICAR-CAZRI, Jodhpur. Among the four different cropping systems evaluated, based on their production potential, ladyfinger-tomato-melon system gave the highest total yield (117.2 t ha-1) under drip irrigation system. This system also gave the highest water use efficiency (1.73 kg m-3) while the lowest consumptive use of water (97.5 cm) was registered in ladyfinger-gladiolus-melon system. In terms of the economics, tomato-gladiolus-ladyfinger crop sequence was the most economical followed by ladyfinger-tomato-melon under both irrigation systems (check basin and drip). The ladyfinger-tomato-melon crop sequence was ranked first with respect to production and WUE, whereas it ranked second with respect to net returns. From the present study it is clear that ladyfinger-tomato-melon is the most suitable cropping system under arid ecosystem of western India.

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05-01-2017

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05-01-2017

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Assessment of Water Productivity of Different Cropping Systems under Drip Irrigation in Arid Region of Western India. (2017). Annals of Arid Zone, 55(3 & 4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/AAZ/article/view/66645