Agronomic Response of System of Finger Millet Intensification Technique on Growth and Yield of Organic Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L.)

Victor Debbarma *

Department of Agronomy, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

Thomas Abraham

Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

Vikram Singh

Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

Rajendra B. Lal

Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The experiment was carried out during Kharif season 2016 and 2017 at Crop Research Farm, SHUATS Model of Organic Farm (SMOF), Department of Agronomy, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj (U.P.) to study the ‘Agronomic response of System of Finger millet Intensification technique on growth and yield of organic finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.)’. The pooled data recorded that SFMI technique has significant and highest plant height (86.12 cm), maximum number of tillers/ hill (13.08), higher plant dry weight (22.946 g/ hill), maximum number of effective tillers/ hill (12.14), longest spike length (4.01 cm), highest number of grains/ spike (1913.63), highest grain yield (3.23 t/ ha), highest straw yield (7.34 t/ ha) and higher harvest index (43.86%). The pooled data also recorded that CTFM has significant and highest crop growth rate (17.853 g/ m2/ day) at 75 to 90 DAS intervals. Considering poultry manure (16 t/ ha) pooled data showed significant and highest plant height (85.89 cm), maximum number of tillers/ hill (12.88), higher plant dry weight (22.946 g/ hill), maximum number of effective tillers/ hill (11.97), longest spike length (3.98 cm), highest number of grains/ spike (1908.46), higher grain yield (3.25 t/ ha), highest straw yield (7.38 t/ ha) and higher harvest index (44.01%). The data also recorded highest benefit cost ratio by System of Finger millet Intensification technique along with organic sources of nutrient by Poultry manure (1.7 t/ ha) during both the years and in average.

Keywords: SFMI technique, planting methods, organic sources of nutrient, growth parameters, productivity and economics


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Debbarma, V., Abraham , T., Singh , V., & Lal , R. B. (2024). Agronomic Response of System of Finger Millet Intensification Technique on Growth and Yield of Organic Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L.). International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 14(2), 174–188. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i23927

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