Monthly Archives: January 2014

EFFECT OF SOWING DATE AND NITROGEN ON THE PRODUCTIVITY, ENERGY RELATIONSHIPS AND ECONOMICS OF SEWAN (LASIURUS SINDICUS) GRASS IN HOT ARID ECOSYSTEM OF RAJASTHAN

K.C. SHARMA*

Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute,

 Arid Region Campus, Bikaner-334 006, Rajasthan

(Email: kc_64sharma@yahoo.com)

 (Received: 7 September 2013; Accepted 6 October 2013)

SUMMARY

The field experiment was conducted at Bikaner (Rajasthan) during kharif season of 2010 to find out the proper time of sowing and optimize the nitrogen requirement of sewan grass (Lasiurus sindicus) in hot arid region. Results indicated that first date of sowing i.e. first week of July (4th) resulted significantly higher fresh forage yield (172.2 q/ha), dry matter (59.9 q/ha) yields, CP content (8.71%), CP yield (525.3 kg/ha), net returns (Rs.14,278/ha) and B:C ratio (2.47) over other dates of sowing viz., first week of August and first week of September. While, in case of nitrogen, although forage productivity and quality were improved up to the highest dose i.e. 60 kg N/ha and recorded fresh forage yield (98.6 q/ha), dry matter yield (35.4 q/ha), CP content (8.95%) and CP yield (320.8 kg/ha) but significantly increased only upto 40 kg N/ha and maximum values of net returns (Rs. 4,737.0/ha) and B:C ratio (1.51) were also recorded with 40 kg N/ha. Interaction effect of date of sowing and nitrogen on forage and CP yield was significant and data showed that values recorded with first date of sowing under 40 and 60 kg N/ha were at par but significantly higher over rest of the treatment combinations. Maximum values of energy ratio and energy productivity were recorded with the sowing in first week of July (12.7 and 702.8 g/MJ) and nitrogen applied @ 20 kg N/ha (7.3 and 402.8 g/MJ). Overall, it was concluded that for getting higher and economic forage yields, sewan grass should be sown in first week of July and fertilized with 40 kg N/ha in hot arid region of Rajasthan.
Key words: Sowing date, nitrogen, productivity, forage yield, protein, sewan grass

38(4) 202-206

ENSHOT OF DIFFERENT NUTRIENT SOURCES ON FODDER YIELD, QUALITY AND SOIL FERTILITY STATUS OF MULTICUT FODDER SORGHUM GROWN SOIL

K.SATHIYA BAMA, K.VELAYUDHAM, C.BABU, K.IYANAR AND A.KALAMANI

Tamil nadu Agricultural University,Coimbatore,Tamil nadu

E mail ID-saths_2000@yahoo.com

SUMMARY

An experiment was carried out during 2009-12 to study the impact of different nutrient sources on yield and quality of multicut fodder sorghum CO(FS)29. The mean of three year  data of the  experiment conducted to identify suitable organic source  showed that, poultry manure (PM) applied @18.8 t/ha + 2 kg Azospirillum+2 kg Phospho bacteria recorded 167.6 t green fodder yield/ha/year. The crude protein content got increased in the FYM applied treatment. The higher organic carbon content of 1.12% recorded in FYM applied plot followed by poultry manure applied treatment (0.99%) from the initial carbon status of 0.62%. The poultry manure applied plot recorded higher available N content of 185, kg ha-1. The PM applied plot observed higher net return of Rs.1,16,500 with B/C ratio of 4.7.

Key words: Multicut fodder sorghum, crude protein, FYM, poultry manure, fodder yield, soil nutrient balance, net return

38(4) 207-212

EFFECT OF INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT ON GROWTH INDICES AND STOVER YIELD OF SOYBEAN

LAHRI MAL, SURESH KUMAR*, A.K. SHARMA AND SATYENDER SINGH

JNKVV College of Agriculture, Indore

*RDS Seed Farm, CCSHAU, Hisar

(Email:Lahri77@gmail.com)

(Received: 24 August 2013; Accepted: 26 September 2013)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was conducted at JNKVV, Zonal Research Station, at College of Agriculture, Indore (M.P.) during the kharif season on a well drained deep clay soil, low in available N, medium in phosphorus and high in available potassium with normal pH (7.6). The experiment was laid out in Randomised Block Design replicated thrice with the treatments consisting of different levels of clomazone, trifluralin, Imazethpyr+pendimethalin, imazaquin alonwith their combination with interculture, which were compared with weedy check, farmers’ practice and weed free upto 60 days. At 75 DAS, the highest dry matter per plant was recorded under weed free plots followed by trifluralin + IC, while the lowest dry matter/plant was recorded from unweeded control plot. At harvest, the highest dry matter per plant was recorded under weed free plot but it was at par from trifluralin + IC and other integrated weed management methods. The highest stover yield (4053 kg/ha) was obtained under weed free condition which was at par with treatment trifluralin + IC (IWM). The lowest stover yield (1941 kg/ha) was recorded under weedy check. The NAR was highest under farmers practices at 30-45 DAS interval, while at 45-60 DAS it was  maximum in imazaquin 120 g + IC treatments followed by imazaquin 120 g/ha and in both intervals it the lowest in weedy check. CGR was the highest under weed free plots followed by (0.253) in trifluralin + IC treated plots at 15-30 and 30-45 DAS interval. But at 45-60 DAS, the higher CGR was recorded (0.550) under imazethapyr + IC treated plots followed (0.542) in farmers practice. At 60-75 DAS interval, the highest CGR was recorded (1.088) under weed free plot followed (1.044) by clomazone 750 g + IC. RGR was highest under farmers’ practices at 30-45 DAS and 45-60 DAS and weedy control at 60-75 DAS interval.

Key words: Soybean, integrated weed management, dry matter, stover yield, growth indices

 

LATIN SQUARE TYPE BIPARTITE ROW –COLUMN DESIGNS

SATYENDER SINGH AND B.D MEHTA

Department of Math. & Statistics,

CCS Haryana Agricultural University,

 Hisar-125004 (India)

(Email: satyender@rediffmail.com)

(Received: 24 August 2013; Accepted: 26 September 2013)

SUMMARY

A class of Balanced Bipartite Row-Column Designs (BBPRC-designs)in two sets of treatments of sizes v1=v and v2=v+1 with replications 2(v-1) and 2v respectively has been constructed by replacing the ii-th positions of 2v × 2v standard cyclic latin square design in 2v treatments by 2v treatments by (2v+1)-th treatment. Such design find applications in agricultural and industrial experimentations where different replications for two sets of treatments are to be provided or we wish to estimate the two sets of treatments with different precisions and at the same time want to eliminate two way heterogeneity.

Key words: Standard cyclic latin designs, Balanced bipartite row-columns design, GEB-designs.

38(4) 217-220

INFLUENCE OF SOWING TIME AND SPACINGS ON THE SEVERITY OF IMPORTANT DISEASES OF RAPESEED-MUSTARD

MANMOHAN

Department of Plant Pathology

CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India

(Email: mmbaghel@gmail.com)

(Received: 9 August, 2013 Accepted: 25 September, 2013)

SUMMARY

White rust, Alternaria blight and powdery mildew are major diseases which are seriously affecting foliage and pods in the Indian mustard. The present investigation was carried out in field to investigate the effects of dates of sowing and spacings on the diseases development in two cultivars varuna and RH-9801 of Indian mustard. The disease intensity of white rust on leaves in relation to both varieties (Varuna, RH-9801), both spacing and four dates of sowing increased with delay in dates of sowing. Alternaria bight intensity on leaves and pods decreased with delay in dates of sowing. However the powdery mildew intensity on leaves and pods increased with delay in dates of sowing.

Key words : White rust, Alternaria blight, powdery mildew, sowing time, spacing, rapeseed-mustard

 

DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF DIFFERENT FLORAL VISITORS ON EGYPTIAN CLOVER, TRIFOLIUM ALEXANDRINUM L.

M. K. JAT, O. P. CHAUDHARY, H. D. KAUSHIK, Y, JINDAL AND A. S. TETARWAL

Department of Entomology

College of Agriculture

CCS, Haryana Agricultural University,

Hisar (125004) Haryana, India

(*nitharwal84@gmail.com)

(Received: 7 July, 2013; Accepted, August 2013)

SUMMARY

The diversity and abundance of different floral visitors on Trifolium alexandrinum was studied at Forage Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar during 2012 and 2013. A total 45 insect species were recovered on T. alexandrinum flowers all species belonging to twenty five families of six orders. The Hymenopterans floral visitors on T.  alexandrinum bloom were most important as compared to other floral visitors.

Key words: abundance, diversity, floral visitors, Egyptian clover, T. alexandrinum

38(4) 225-229

VARIABILITY FOR FORAGE YIELDING TRAITS IN EXOTIC GRASS PEA (LATHYRUS SATIVUS L.)

ARCHANA SINGH* AND A. K. ROY

Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute,

Jhansi (U. P.) India

*(Email: archanasingh69@rediffmail.com)

(Received: 25 September 2013; Accepted: 26 Octember 2013)

SUMMARY

Eighteen exotic accessions of high biomass grass pea were evaluated for green forage and dry matter yield potential in Jhansi, Bundelkhand region of U.P. High magnitude of variability was observed for the 8 qualitative traits viz., growth habit, leaf colour, flower colour, anthocyanin pigmentation, pod shape, and seed shape, colour and size, and 8 quantitative traits viz., plant height, primary and secondary branches, nodes/plant, leaves/plant, green forage and dry matter yield and protein content. Out of the 18 accessions, 4 were found promising for green fodder yield, 3 for dry matter yield, 4 for high number of branching pattern, 3 for good plant height, 2 for more number of leaves and nodes per plant and 3 for red flower colour. However, protein content has not shown much promise to select the promising lines.

Key words: Accessions, Green forage yield (GFY), Dry matter yield (DMY), Variation, Lathyrus sativus.

38(4) 230-233

GENETIC ANALYSIS OF YIELD AND AGRO-MORPHOLOGICAL TRAITS IN CMS BASED HYBRIDS OF RABI SORGHUM

D. SHIVANI AND CH. SREELAKSHMI

Agricultural Research Station,

Tandur, RR Dt-501141,(India)

(E mail ID: rishith_sree@rediffmail.com)

(Received: 7 August 2013; 23September 2013)

SUMMARY

Seed yield is a complex character governed by several contributing characters. Hence, variability and the extent of variation along with heritability were assessed for seed yield and its seven attributing traits in CMS based rabi sorghum hybrids. The study indicated moderate heritability coupled with low to high genetic advance for various traits. Character association was studied to assess the relationship among yield and its component characters for enhancing the usefulness of the selection criterion to be followed. The study revealed that most of the yield attributing traits viz., days to 50% flowering, days to maturity, panicle length and test weight exhibited positive significant correlation with seed yield. Path analysis revealed that panicle length, number of leaves per plant, test weight and fodder yield exhibited positive direct effects on seed yield at phenotypic level.

Key words: Variability, yield attributing traits, heritability, genetic advance, rabi sorghum.

38(4) 234-238

WATER PRODUCTIVITY OF BARLEY CULTIVARS IN RELATION TO ROW SPACING AND MOISTURE REGIMES PLANTED ON RAISED BEDS

NAVEEN KUMAR*, SURESH KUMAR1 SATYENDER SINGH2 AND R.K. ARYA1

Department of Agronomy,

CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India

*(E-mail: nknaveenroyal@gmail.com)

 (Received:20 May, 2013, Accepted:23September, 2013)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was conducted during rabi 2011-2012 at Research Farm, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana (India) in a semi-arid climate to study the Water productivity of barley cultivars in relation to row spacing and moisture regimes planted on raised beds. The experiment was laid out in split plot design with three replications keeping three cultivars viz., BH 393, BH 902 and BH 885 and two rows spacing viz, 2 rows per bed and 3 rows per bed (70 cm wide with 40 cm top and 30 cm furrow) in main plots and three moisture regimes (irrigation at IW/CPE 0.3, 0.4 & 0.5) in sub plots. The results revealed that maximum soil moisture depletion, ground water contribution and total water use were recorded in BH 902, followed by BH 393 and BH 885. Productivity of irrigation and total water use was highest under BH 902, followed by BH 393 and BH 885. Among two row spacing, Soil moisture depletion, ground water contribution and total water use were recorded higher in 3 rows per bed than 2 rows per bed. Comparatively higher irrigation and total water productivity were achieved in barley planted on raised beds with 3 rows per bed than 2 rows per bed.  Among three moisture regimes, the soil moisture depletion and ground water contribution at 60 DAS to maturity, decreased with increase in moisture regime from irrigation at IW/CPE 0.3, to irrigation at IW/CPE 0.4 or 0.5. But total water use was increased with increase in moisture regime, being similar with irrigation at IW/CPE 0.4 and 0.5. The irrigation water productivity decreased with increasing moisture regime. However, productivity of total water use increased with increase in moisture regimes.

Key words: Spacing, moisture regimes, raised bed planting, productivity and barley

38(4) 239-243

PHULE MARVEL-06-40: A NEW MARVEL GRASS VARIETY FOR GREEN FORAGE (PASTURE LAND) IN MAHARASHTRA

P.P. SURANA1, G.C. SHINDE* AND A.H. SONONE

Grass Breeding Scheme,

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth,

 Rahuri-413722 (Maharashtra)-India

*(Email: goraksh2010@gmail.com)

(Received: 19 August 2013; Accepted: 25 September)

SUMMARY

Phule Marvel-06-40 is a marvel grass variety developed by the clonal selection from Marvel-40. Based on it’s performance under rainfed condition in station and multilocation trials, Marvel-06-40 recorded 12.77 and 10.99 % more green forage and dry matter yield, respectively than the check Marvel-8. It has more DM %, IVDMD % and DDM % and low crude fibre and ADF %  than Marvel-8. It has shown resistant reaction to leaf spot and rust disease and  found less susceptible to jassids. Considering the high yield potential of  Marvel-06-40, better nutritional qualities and resistance to pest and diseases over Marvel-8, it was , therefore, released under the name Phule Marvel-06-40 for green forage (pasture land) under rainfed condition of Maharashtra by Joint Agresco-2012 and State Seed Committee Meeting -2013.

Key words: Phule Marvel-06-40, green forage, dry matter yield, pasture land

38(4) 244-247

PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF BERSEEM IN EUCALYPTS BASED AGRI-SILVICULTURAL SYSTEM

ANIL KUMAR, D. P. S. NANDAL AND HANS RAJ *

Department of Agroforestry

Chaudhary Charan Singh

Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

*(Email: hansrajdulheri@gmail.com  )

(Received 24 August 2013; Accepted 25 September 2013)

SUMMARY

In the field study conducted at Research Farm of Agro-forestry, Department in CCS Haryana Agricultural university, Hisar and  sowing of Barseem (Trifolium alexendrinum L.) var. Muscavi was done on 2nd  week of October in Two & half year old eucalypts planted at  6m×2m spacing at the same time the crop was also shown in the adjacent field devoid of trees (Control). The data recorded on plant height, stem diameter, yield and economics revealed that no doubt all these parameters are high in case of sole crops of berseem but if we consider the need of the farmer that  requires regular income from his piece of land then it seems practical that berseem as fodder  can be grown successfully in standing eucalypts with additional income of Rs.3081 per hectare.

Key words: Eucalypts Trifolium alexendrinum, agri-silviculture, allelopathic

38(4) 248-249

NUTRIENT UPTAKE BY GRAIN SORGHUM AS INFLUENCED BY CULTIVARS AND NITROGEN FERTILIZATION IN SANDY LOAM SOIL

CLETO NAMOOBE*, R. K. NANWAL, PAWAN KUMAR AND K. S. GREWAL

Zambia College of Agriculture,

Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia

*(e-mail : malohamwa@yahoo.com)

(Received: 7 July, 2013; 25 August, 2013)

SUMMARY

The experiment was carried out at the Student Farm of CCS HAU, Hisar for two consecutive kharif seasons of 2011 and 2012. The field was laid out in a split plot design following the block randomization system with three replications. Four varieties (HC 541, HC 308, HC 171 and HJ 513) and five nitrogen levels (0, 40, 60, 80 and 100 kg N ha-1) were taken in the main plots and subplots, respectively. Data collected revealed that grain and straw yields were significantly affected by both variety and nitrogen application. HJ 541 gave the highest grain and straw yields (1973 kg ha-1 and 18086 kg ha-1) with nitrogen application of 100 kg N ha-1, respectively. Nitrogen application enhanced N content and uptake in grain, but a non significant effect was recorded in straw by varieties. A non significant response was noticed with N application on P content in grain while P content in straw was significant. Nitrogen levels significantly affected K content in both grain and straw. Total uptake of NPK was enhanced by nitrogen application at all levels while control recorded the lowest total NPK uptake.

Key words : Sorghum, fodder, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, uptake

38(3) 129-132

PERFORMANCE OF DUAL PURPOSE BARLEY (HORDEUM VULGARE L.)VARIETIES FOR GREEN FODDER AND SUBSEQUENT PRODUCTIVITY UNDER VARYING SEED RATE AND FERTILITY MANAGEMENT

DILIP SINGH*, D. R. SINGH, V. NEPALIA AND AMINA KUMARI

Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology

Udaipur-313001 (Rajasthan), India

*(e-mail : dilipagron@gmail.com)

(Received : 7 May, 2013, Accepted : 15 July, 2013)

SUMMARY

In order to select best suited dual purpose barley variety, to work out optimum fertilizer levels and seed rate, a field experiment was conducted during rabi 2009-10. The treatment consisted combinations of two dual purpose varieties (RD 2552 and RD 2035), three seed rate (100, 125 and 150 kg/ ha) and three fertilizer levels (100 per cent RDF: 60 + 20 kg N + P2O5/ha, 125 per cent RDF and 150 per cent RDF). Green fodder yield and growth character of dual purpose barley variety RD 2552 before and after green fodder cutting was significantly higher over RD 2035. The variety had higher grain and straw yield, accumulated maximum N and P in green fodder, grain and straw and total uptake compared to variety RD 2035. This manifested in additional net returns of Rs.4958 ha-1 over RD 2035 and increased B:C ratio from 1.4 to 1.7.

Application of 125 kg seed/ ha proved best and economically profitable over 100 kg seed/ha. The results revealed that application of 125 and 150 per cent RDF improved growth parameters, yield attributing parameters, grain, straw yield, N and P uptake over 100 per cent RDF. Protein content increased and crude fibre content of green fodder decreased with increasing fertility levels. However, TDN remains stable under varying fertility levels. With highest net returns and B:C ratio application of 125 per cent RDF proved most economically benificial.

Key words: Dual purpose barley, seed rate and fertility levels

38(3) 133-137

CHEMICAL WEED MANAGEMENT IN BERSEEM (TRIFOLIUM ALEXZANDRIUM L.)

S. H. PATHAN AND A. B. KAMBLE

 

Department of Agronomy,

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri (Maharashtra)

(e-mail : pathansarfraj85@gmail.com; drarunkamble@gmail.com)

(Received: 3 July, 2013, Accepted: 29 July, 2013)

SUMMARY

The field experiment was conducted to find out most suitable weed management practices to control of weeds in berseem (Trifolium alexandrium L.). The results indicated that all weed control treatments significantly reduced the density and dry weight of weeds in berseem. Among the weed control treatment T7- Oxyflourfen @ 0.100 kg a.i.ha-1 fb Imazethapyr @ 0.100 kg a.i. ha-1 immediate after harvest of I st cut recorded significantly the lowest total weed count/m2 and its total dry weight at harvest as compared to rest of the treatments except treatment T5 and T6 which were on par with treatment T7.

Among pre emergence application of Oxyflourfen @ 0.100 kg a.i.ha-1 fb post emergence application of Imazethapyr @ 0.100 kg a.i. ha-1 recorded significantly higher WCE (67.88 %) over rest of the treatment but it was at par with treatments T5 and T6. The growth attributes viz., plant height and L: S ratio of berseem was significantly differ due to weed management practices. Plant height was significantly maximum (44.56 cm) with weedy check but it was at par with treatment T7- Oxyflourfen @ 0.100 kg a.i.ha-1 fb Imazethapyr @ 0.100 kg a.i. ha-1 immediate after harvest of I st cut (39.60cm). However, the L: S ratio was significantly higher (0.61) with treatment T7 but it was at par with treatment T5 and T6. All yields attributes and yield parameters viz., GFY, DMY, seed and straw yield and CPY were significantly higher in treatment T7 which was followed by treatment T6. Pre emergence application of oxyflororfen @ 0.100 kg a.i. ha-1 fb Imazethapyr @ 0.100 kg a.i. ha-1 as post emergence registered significantly the highest gross monitory (Rs. 1,11,866 ha-1), net monitory (Rs. 54,810 ha-1) and B:C ratio (1.96) than rest of treatments followed by treatment T6 (Gross monitory Rs.1,01,402 ha-1, net monitory Rs. 47,523 ha-1 and B:C ratio 1.88).

Key words : Weed management, oxyflororfen, fb mazethapyr, berseem, Trifolium alexandrinum

38(3) 138-143

EFFECT OF INSECT ATTRACTANTS, MICRONUTRIENTS AND GROWTH REGULATORS ON CROP GROWTH, FLOWERING BEHAVIOUR AND SEED YIELD IN ALFALFA (MEDICAGO SATIVA L.)

K. SREEDHARA, A. KRISHNAAND S. HARISH2*

Department of Seed Science and Technology,

College of Agriculture,

UAS, Dharwad, Karnataka

*(e-mail : kumarsky999@gmail.com)

(Received: 1 July, 2013, Accepted: 23 July, 2013)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was carried out at Main Agricultural Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad during the Rabi-Summer 2010-11. The experiment consisted of 8 treatment combinations involving two insect attractants A1- Jaggery solution @ 2% and A2- Commercial attractant (Bee-Q @ 0.175%), two micronutrients M1- Boron @ 0.8% and M2- Molybdenum @ 0.05%, and two growth regulators G1- Gibberlic Acid (GA3) @ 50 ppm and G2- Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA) @ 50 ppm. Among the insect attractants sprayed, Bee-Q recorded significantly higher number of flowers (271), number of pods per plant (62.75), pod set percentage (22.72), pod yield per plant (14.75) and seed weight per plant (2.83). Higher seed yield per ha (268) was noticed with Bee-Q with the extent of 18% of increase over Jaggery solution. Among the micronutrients sprayed, M1 recorded significantly higher number of flowers (263), number of pods per plant (60.43), pod set percentage (21.96), pod yield per plant (14.28), seed weight per plant (2.31) and seed yield per ha (251). Among the growth regulators sprayed, G1 recorded significantly higher number of flowers (269), number of pods per plant (63.45), pod set percentage (22.85), pod yield per plant (14.02), seed weight per plant (2.46) and seed yield per ha (267). The interaction effects between insect attractants, micronutrients and growth regulators were found significant. The treatment combination of A1M2G1 found significantly superior for pod set % and seed yield per ha over all other treatment combinations.

Key words: Lucerne, boron, molybdenum, gibberlic acid and naphthalene

38(3) 144-150