PERFORMANCE OF FORAGE BASED INTERCROPPING OF OAT (MEDICAGO SATIVA L.)– LUCERNE (AVENA SATIVA) UNDER DIFFERENT ROW RATIO
V. C. GANVIT,*, VAISHALI H. SURVE, A. P. ITALIYA AND B. J. PATEL
Department of Agronomy, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450, India
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(Received : 6 December 2018; Accepted : 24 December 2018)
A field experiment was conducted during rabi season of 2016-2017 at Navsari, Gujarat to study the performance of forage based intercropping of oat (Medicago sativa L.) – lucerne under different row ratio. Intercropping system had significant effect on green fodder yield, dry fodder yield, crude protein content and crude fibre content. The results of the experiment showed significant increase in green fodder yield of oat and lucerne, dry fodder yield of oat under different row ratios. However, oat + lucerne in the ratio of 2:1 recorded significantly highest green fodder yield (991.14 q/ha) of oat and lucerne as well as significantly higher dry fodder yield (114.12 q/ha) of oat.Crude protein content and crude fibre content in oat were significantly influenced by different row ratio. However, no significant difference was observed in lucerne crop. Oat and lucerne in 2:1 row ratio recorded significantly higher crude protein and crude fibre content over rest of the treatments at first and second cut.
Key words: Intercropping, Oat, Lucerne, Green fodder, Crude Protein, Crude Fibre