INFLUENCE OF SOWING METHODS AND IRRIGATION LEVELS ON YIELD AND ITS ATTRIBUTES OF BARLEY (HORDEUM VULGARE)
VIMAL KUMAR, A.K. YADAV, SATYAJEET AND J.S. YADAV
Department of Agronomy,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004,India
(Received: 16 December 2013; Accepted: 25 January 2014)
A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of irrigation levels on yield attributes and yield of barley under furrow irrigated raised bed system (FIRBS). FIRBS 90cm (3 rows) resulted in significantly higher grain, straw and biological yield as compared to FIRBS 90cm (2 rows), FIRBS 75cm (2 rows) and flat sowing. The better grain yield and straw yield in FIRBS 90cm (3 rows) resulted due to significant increase in productive tillers/m2.Among the different irrigation levels, application of two and three irrigations in barley being at par and significantly increased the number of productivity tillers/m2, dry matter accumulation, ear length, number of grains/ear head, test weight, grain and straw yield as compared to one irrigation. Flat sowing with three irrigations resulted into highest consumptive use of water.
Key Words: Barley, Furrow irrigated raised bed system (FIRBS), irrigation level, yield