Balanced Fertilization for Enhancing the Productivity of the Pearl Millet-Wheat-Green Gram Crop Sequence in Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Pearl millet-wheat is a common cropping system in dryland areas of India. However, system yields are often low due to inadequate and unbalanced nutrient application to the crops. This study was initiated to intensify the pearl millet-wheat cropping system through balanced application of nutrients for a targeted system yield as well as by inclusion of a legume crop in the system.

IPNI-2012-IND-519

Objectives: (i) To study the effect of balanced fertilizer application in pearl millet-wheat-green gram crop sequence. (ii) To evaluate the effect in terms of economics, crop efficiency and utilization of nutrients by the crop. (iii) To study the effect of various treatments on soil properties and fertility status of soil. Treatments: Pearl millet. (i) Farmer practice. (ii) 70 kg N, 30 kg P2O5, 20 kg K2O ha-1 (3. 75 t ha-1 targeted yield). (iii) 84 + 43 + 30 kg N, P2O5, K2O ha-1 (4. Read more


Year of initiation:2012
Year of completion:2014
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Interpretive Summary

On-farm experiments were conducted at five villages within the district of Agra in Uttar Pradesh during 2013-14 to assess the effect of optimized nutrient management on system productivity and profitability of pearl millet-wheat-green gram cropping system. Eight nutrient application treatments included: T1) farmers fertilizer practice (FFP), T2) fertilization to achieve target yields of 3.

On-farm trials were conducted in five villages of Agra district during kharif, rabi and summer seasons of 2012-13 to study the effect of balanced use of nutrients on pearl millet and wheat yield. The economics of fertilization and the effects of residual soil fertility were also measured. Eight nutrient application treatments used were: T1, Farmers current practice; T2, fertilization to achieve target yields of 3.

This study was initiated to intensify the pearl millet-wheat cropping system through balanced application of nutrients for a targeted system yield as well as by inclusion of a legume crop in the system. Pearl millet-wheat is a common cropping system in dryland areas of India. However, system yields are often low due to inadequate and unbalanced nutrient application to the crops. In the present study, eight nutrient application treatments (T1: Farmers' Practice; T2: 3.

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2013

Project Description


Project Leader

Vinay Singh, R.B.S. College Bichpuri, Agra


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

K. Majumdar


Location

Asia \ Southern Asia \ IND \ Uttar Pradesh


Topics

4r rate, 4r time, site-specific nutrient management

green gram, pearl millet, wheat