Vol. 17 No. 3
Intercropping in broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)
Abstract: A field trial was carried out at Horticultural Research Station, Mondouri,Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal in rabi season of 2018-2019 to investigate the intercropping effect on vegetative and reproductive parameters of broccoli. The trial was laid out in randomized block design (RBD) with nine (9) treatment combinations replicated thrice. Data on various growth characters like plant height (60.89 cm), stem girth (14.44 cm), root weight (77.51 gm) and root volume (74.44 ml) were recorded maximum in broccoli+French bean (T1) intercropping system. The same trend was also observed for reproductive characters. Data on yield parameters like head diameter (12.33 cm), head weight (346.11 gm) and yield per plot (10.38 kg) were recorded maximum in broccoli +French bean intercropping system. The result may be due to better utilization of available resources due to less competition effects and contribution of nutrient from the legume crop French bean.
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