Vol. 14 No. 3
Performance of rice based cropping systems under irrigated dry conditions of Telangana
Author(s): M. L. Pasha, S. Sridevi, M. V. Ramana, P. R. R. Reddy and M. Goverdhan
Abstract: On farm experiments were conducted during 2013-14 and 2014-15 in 24 peasant fields spread across six villages of Warangal district, Telangana, India to evaluate the performance of diversification of the existing rice-rice cropping system with ricemaize, rice-sunhemp, rice-blackgram and rice-greengram. Among various cropping systems, rice-maize sequence recorded significantly higher rice equivalent yield (10.63 t ha-1), gross and net returns (Rs 133627 ha-1 and Rs 69877 ha-1) than other systems. Rice-sun hemp witnessed higher benefit cost ratio and per day net returns (2.35 and Rs 310 day-1) and was followed by rice-maize sequence (2.10 and Rs 286 day-1), rice-green gram (2.16 and Rs 264 day-1). Total productivity and total profitability (29.1 kg ha-1 and Rs 192 ha-1 day-1) was higher in rice-maize sequence.
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