Intercropping of Chilli with Carrot and Radish in Prayagraj Agro-climatic Conditions

Kartikey Tiwari *

Department of Horticulture (Vegetable Science), Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Devi Singh

Department of Horticulture (Vegetable Science), Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A field experiment entitled “Intercropping of Chilli with Carrot and Radish in Prayagraj Agro- climatic Conditions” was conducted from November 2021 to March 2022 at the Horticulture Research Farm, Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj. This Experiment was laid out in randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications and 08 treatments. The experiment consisted of six cropping combinations which are, Sole chilli, sole carrot, sole radish, chilli + carrot, chilli+ radish, chilli + carrot + radish. The highest yield (green chilli) was obtained on the treatment T1 (sole chilli @100 % RDF) (13.09 t ha-1). Among the intercropping treatments, the highest chilli yield (12.68 t ha-1) was obtained from the treatment T6 (chilli @ 70% RDF + carrot @ 30% RDF) whereas the lowest yield (10.57 t ha-1) was found in treatment T8 (chilli @ 60% RDF + carrot @ 20% RDF + radish @ 20% RDF). Intercropping reduced the chilli yield, but the total chilli with intercrops yield increased over the sole chilli. Due to the contribution of companion crops. The highest chilli yield along with intercrop yield (150.71 t ha-1), gross return of (1101506 Rs. ha-1), net return of (817969 Rs. ha-1) and benefit cost ratio (3.88) were obtained from the treatment T8 (Chilli@ 60 % RDF + Carrot @ 20 % RDF + Radish @ 20 % RDF). Considering the experimental finding’s, treatment T8 (Chilli @ 60% RDF + Carrot @ 20 % RDF+ Radish @ 20 % RDF) were found the most suitable combination for the higher productivity and economic return under Prayagraj agro-climatic conditions.

Keywords: Intercropping, carrot, radish, agro-climatic conditions


How to Cite

Tiwari , Kartikey, and Devi Singh. 2023. “Intercropping of Chilli With Carrot and Radish in Prayagraj Agro-Climatic Conditions”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (8):837-43. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i82018.

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