PARVEEN KUMAR,* AND ANIL KUMAR
Department of Agronomy, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
Department of Agril. Meteorology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : 01 June 2022; Accepted : 25 June 2022)
A field experiment was conducted at Vegetable Research Farm, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University; Hisar to study the influence of irrigation sources, FYM and fertility levels on yield, harvest index and agrometeorological indices of pearlmillet.The experiment consisted of 16 treatment combinations with two irrigation sources [canal and treated sewage water], two levels of farm yard manure [2.5 and 5 t/ha] that assisted in main plots and four fertility levels [control, 50, 75 and 100% RDF (recommended dose of fertilizer, 156.25 kg N and 62.5 kg P2O5 /ha)] that assisted in subplots in split-plot design using three replications. Irrigation sources (canal and treated sewage water) did not differ significantly in respect of yield and agrometeorological indicesviz.thermal, heliothermal and photothermal use efficiencies. Significantly higher value of thermal, heliothermal and photothermal use efficiencies in respect of seed and stover yield were found with the application of 100 percent recommended dose of fertilizers (RDF) over control and 50 percent RDF. Neither the irrigation sources nor the fertility levels brought any significant variation in respect of attraction and harvest index of pearlmillet.
Key words: Yield, pearlmillet, irrigation sources, FYM levels, sewage and canal water