EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING AND PLANTING METHODS ON PERENNIAL GRASSES
C. DEORI, K. THAKURIA* AND K. KURMI
Department of Agronomy
Assam Agricultural University,
Jorhat-785013, Assam, India
*(e-mail : thakuria_k@yahoo.com)
(Received: 10 July 2019; Accepted : 27 September 2019)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was conducted from October, 2016 to December, 2017 at the Instructional-cum Research Farm of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat to evaluate the performance of three perennial grasses under sole and intercropping systems adopting two planting methods. Results revealed that sole cropping of setaria and intercropping of hybrid napier + setaria recorded the highest green forage yield. Alternate row and column method also produced higher green forage yield. On the contrary hybrid napier as sole cropping and intercropping of setaria + guinea recorded the highest dry mater and crude protein yield. The net profit and benefit-cost ratio were recorded highest with sole cropping of setaria and intercropping of hybrid napier with setaria in alternate row and column method.

Key words: Intercropping, planting methods, perennial grass