Exploring Yield Potential of Pigeonpea and Soybean Intercropping Systems in NEHZ

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Lowrence Kithan
Malini B. Sharma
Akumla Longchar
Tinatoly Sema
Kavi Sumi


A field study was conducted on yield potential of Pigeonpea and Soybean intercropping systems at the experimental farm of School of Agriculural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD) on AICRP on Pigeonpea Nagaland University Medziphema Campus under rainfed conditions during 2016 and 2017. The treatment comprised of different row ratios of Pigeonpea and Soybean i.e 1:1, 1:2, 2:1 and 2:2 respectively with sole Pigeonpea and Soybean. The variety used for Pigeonpea was UPAS 120 and for Soybean was JS-9752 respectively. The experiment was laid in RBD with 3 Replications and 6 Treatments. Sole Pigeonpea performed better with respect to growth and yield. Among the different intercropping systems paired rows (2:2) ratios of Pigeonpea and Soybean performed significantly better in terms of yield (1025.64 Kg/ha) which was at par with (2:1) row ratios. As for economics paired row (2:2) ratios of Pigeonpea and Soybean proved superior to all other treatments in LER (1.89), Net return (Rs 86877/ha), Gross return (Rs 133177.8/ha) and Pigeonpea Equivalent yield (876.9 Kg/ha) which was at par with (1:2) row ratios of Pigeonpea and Soybean.

Economics, growth, intercropping, LER, pigeonpea, soybean, yield, pigeonpea equivalent yield.

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Kithan, L., Sharma, M. B., Longchar, A., Sema, T., & Sumi, K. (2020). Exploring Yield Potential of Pigeonpea and Soybean Intercropping Systems in NEHZ. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 32(9), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2020/v32i930324
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