Vol. 9 No. 1
Feasibility of growing intercrops with jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) grown for seed production in West Bengal, India
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted for consecutive two years from 2007 to 2008 to study the feasibility of growing intercrops in the widely spaced seed crop of olitorius jute (cv. JRO 524) in Typic Ustochrept soil with neutral sandy-loam textured soil having medium fertility. Intercropping of black gram (Vigna mungo) for fodder in the widely spaced jute seed crop increased the jute seed equivalent yield by 31.3% (from 3.48 q to 4.57 q ha-1). Rice bean (Vigna umbellata) as intercrop in jute seed crop can also improve the JSEY by 30.5% (from 3.48 q to 4.54 q ha-1). Cowpea and green gram as intercrop in jute seed crop was also increased the JSEY by 15.8 and 15.2%, respectively.
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