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Evaluation of yield, some growth features, economic index and competitive indices of Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) in delayed intercropping

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Vahid Ghahremani Ghale Jogh, Samira Zaregheshlaghi, Mohammad Taghi Nasseri

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.10( 5), 69-83, May 2017


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An experiment was conducted in the form of complete randomized blocks design (RCBD) with 3 replications and 7 treatments in growing season of 2012-2013 to evaluate Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) and Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) intercropping indices in delayed intercropping under Mash had weather condition. Treatments include Cumin pure cultivation (February 13), Chickpea pure cultivation (February 13), Cumin and Chickpea intercropping (February 13), Chickpea pure cultivation (February 28), replaced delayed intercropping (February 13), Chickpea pure cultivation (March 16), and replaced delayed intercropping (March 16). Evaluation of Cumin yield and its components indicated that biological and economic yields, bush height and the number of umbelet per bush were significantly affected by various treatments. Moreover, biological and economic yields, bush height, the ratio of stem and root and the weight of one thousands grains of Chickpea were affected by various treatments. The value of System Productivity Iindex (SPI) and total Actual Yield Loss (AYLt) indices as well as Relative Value Total (RVT) and Intercropping Advantage (IA) economic indices turned positive for all intercropped ratios. The evaluation of Land Equivalent Ratio (LER) indicated that the most LER was related to delayed intercropping treatment in March 16 and the least one was related to intercropped treatment in February 13. Totally, LER was achieved more than 1 for all intercropped ratios indicated the superiority of intercropping  than mono cropping.


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