INTERCROPPING OF OILSEED CROPS WITH OAT FODDER IN RICE FALLOWS UNDER RAINLFED CONDITION
P. AMONGE, K. THAKURIA AND J. K. SAIKIA1
Department of Agronomy,
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-13
(Received: 15 November 2013; Accepted: 27 November 2013)
A field experiment was carried out in rice fallows at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during rabi season of 2011-12 under rainfed condition. The treatment consisted of sole crop of oat, linseed and toria along with inter-cropping with linseed and toria in 1:1, 2:1, 2:2 and 3:1 row proportions. Altogether eleven treatments were arranged in randomized block design with three replications. Inter-cropping treatments proved superior in terms of different growth characters and yield of oat. The highest dry matter and oat green fodder equivalent yields were recorded in oat + linseed inter-cropping system though the effects were non-significant. Among different row proportions, the highest green fodder equivalent yield was accorded in 2:1 row ratio. The dry matter and crude protein contents as well as net return and benefit-cost ratio were recorded highest in oat+linseed inter-cropping.
Key words: Intercropping, oat, linseed, toria, rainfed.