International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2023, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A
Effect of intercropping system on yield, economics and land equivalent ratio of cabbage in the trans-gangetic plains of Punjab
Parminder Singh and Amandeep Kaur
A field experiment was conducted during winter season of 2022-2023 at vegetable experimental farm, Department of Agriculture, Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab to study the effect of intercropping system on yield, economics and Land equivalent ratio of cabbage in the trans-Gangetic plains of Punjab. The investigation was laid out in RBD with seven treatments replicated thrice with sole cabbage having spacing of 60×45 cm. Sole cropping of cabbage recorded significantly maximum values for most of the yield characters like plant height, head circumference, marketable heads per plot, head weight, maximum head diameter, head height, cabbage yield per plot and yield per hectare. Economically, cabbage+radish intercropping B:C ratio (5.20) was adjudged as the best followed by sole cabbage cropping having B:C ratio (4.83). Also the Land equivalent ratio (LER) was maximum in cabbage+radish intercropping 1.74 followed by cabbage + palak intercropping 1.43. Therefore intercropping in cabbage results to maximize the yield and economics of cabbage farmers under Amritsar conditions. Inclusion of garden pea or raddish in cabbage inter rows may be adopted by cabbage growers.
Parminder Singh, Amandeep Kaur. Effect of intercropping system on yield, economics and land equivalent ratio of cabbage in the trans-gangetic plains of Punjab. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2023;5(2):07-10. DOI: 10.33545/26631067.2023.v5.i2a.170