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

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