Vol. 15 No. 2
Growth indices, nutrient uptake and productivity of wheat + chickpea as influenced by soil moisture regimes and sources of nutrients
Author(s): M. SETH AND R. KUMAR
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during 2012–13 and 2013–14 to study the effect of different soil moisture regimes and sources of nutrients on growth indices i.e. plant height, dry matter accumulation, absolute growth rate (AGR), crop growth rate (CGR), relative growth rate (RGR) and nutrient uptake of wheat + chickpea intercropping system on a silty clay loam soil of Palampur. Results of the study showed that irrigated condition increased the growth indices and nutrient uptake of wheat and chickpea over rainfed condition. Integrated nutrient management (INM) recorded the highest growth indices and nutrient uptake of wheat. However, in chickpea, organic nutrient management being statistically at par with INM resulted in higher growth indices and nutrient uptake. The best agronomic practices for higher productivity of wheat + chickpea intercropping system were irrigated condition and INM.
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