Intercropping of Ginger and colocasia under Natural Farming on Coarse raker Soil of Bundelkhand

R.A. Singh, M.K. Singh, I.P. Singh, Dharmendra Yadav, N. Lari


An experiment was undertaken during rainy season of 2000-01 and 2001-02 at Bedaura village of Jhansi district in catchments area of river Pahuj. The study was made under “Development of Technology for Efficient Rain Water Management In Rainfed Area’s” (Scheme funded by World Bank through UPCAR, Lucknow). The main objective was to harvest higher yields of ginger and colocasia in intercropping and obtain the better net return from Raker soil. The yield of alone ginger was harvested by 298.00 q/ha. Similarly, pure colocasia gave yield by 253.00 q/ha. The intercropped ginger and colocasia produced 280.00 q/ha and 53.00 q/ha, respectively. The maximum net return of Rs. 707275/ha was found in intercropping of ginger and colocasia. The order of net income performance was ginger + colocasia (Rs. 707275/ha) < ginger alone (Rs. 645085/ha) and <colocasia alone (R. 413088/ha). The BCR recorded by 1:8.16 under intercropping of ginger and colocasia, which was higher over ginger alone (1:7.46) and colocasia alone (1:5.45).



Colocasia, Ginger, Intercropping, Root secretion, Synergistic

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