Performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) and mustard (Brassica campestris) as a mixed crop in the coastal region of Bangladesh

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Performance of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) and mustard (Brassica campestris) as a mixed crop in the coastal region of Bangladesh

G. N. Hasan, M. H. Khan, M. M. Islam, M. S. I. Khan, P. Chakraborti, R. Akter, M. R. Islam
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.13( 2), 43-49, August 2018.
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On-Farm experimental trial were conducted on the field of Multi Location Testing (MLT) site at Amtali, Borguna and Farming System Research & Development (FSRD) site Razakhali, Dumki, Patuakhali during the Rabi season of 2014-2015.The experiment was laid out in RCB design with six treatments i.e. T1: Chickpea 100%, T2: 100% Mustard, T3:100% chickpea + 15% Mustard, T4: 100% chickpea + 20% Mustard, T5: 100% chickpea + 25% Mustard, T6: 100% chickpea + 30% Mustard were used in the trial.In this trial campestris group of mustard & high yielding Chickpea varieties was used. Results revealed that the yield of chickpea decreased with the increase of mustard population in the mixed cropped situation in both the locations. At Razakhali, the highest Chickpea Equivalent yield (1730 kg/ha) was recorded from T3:100% chickpea + 15% Mustard treatment followed by T4: 100% chickpea + 20% Mustard (1640 kg/ha). The highest gross margin Tk. 44260 and lowest gross margin Tk. 14270 was also obtained from T3 and T1 respectively. At Amtali location the highest Chickpea Equivalent yield (1575 kg/ha) was observed from treatment T3:100% chickpea + 15% Mustard followed by T4: 100% Mustard(1480 kg/ha). Accordingly the highest gross margin Tk. 35180 and lowest gross margin Tk. 15070was obtained from T3 and T1 respectively. The height BCR 1.74 & 1.59 was also found from T3 treatment in both the locations respectively. From the result of this on farm trial it is apparent that, mixed cropping is more profitable than the sole cropping and risk of cultivation of one crop can be reduced by mixed cropping.


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