TEJRAJ SINGH HADA
Vidyabhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Badgaon, Udaipur (Rajasthan), India
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(Received : 10 September 2021; Accepted : 29 September 2021)
The present experiment was conducted with a view to study the suitability and profitability aspects of different intercrops for mango orchard cv. Amrapali in order to get additional income. There were 7 different treatments viz., Mango + cowpea, Mango + soybean, Mango + cluster bean, Mango + pigeonpea, Mango + maize, Mango + black gram and control (clean cultivation) had taken. The fruit yield of mango with intercrops was higher. The highest number of fruits per plant, yield per plant and yield per hectare was found when companion intercropping system of soybean, followed by cowpea, and black gram. it was observed that the yield parameter of mango increases when intercrop with leguminous crops. Similarly, several physical characteristics like fruit diameter, length and fruit weight increase significantly and found highest when intercropped with Soybean. The chemical analysis of mango fruits revealed that the TSS, total sugar percentage and ascorbic acid found to increased non-significantly among the treatments and found higher when inter-cropped with soybean and titratable acid noticed higher in control. The highest annual returns obtain when mango inter-cropped with maize followed by cluster bean and cowpea.
Key words:Mango, Amrapali, intercrop and legumes