RAJESH KATHWAL*, SULEMAN MOHAMMED AND AMIT KUMAR
RDS Seed Farm, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India *(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile : 9812490456)
(Received : June 17, 2019; Accepted : August 19, 2019)
The present study was conducted at Regional Research Station, Buria at Yamunanagar during 2012 to 2017 (5 years) with the objective to find the suitable intercrops under mango trees and to have some profit without harming the main crop. The 21 years old mango trees were spaced at 9 x 9 meter distance. The plot size of the experimental site was 5 x 5 meter. There were six replications with the intercrops of turmeric and ginger and mango as a sole crop. The results revealed that intercrops did not affect the growth (stem girth and plant height) and yield of mango. Ginger resulted in highest net returns of Rs. 179,996 per hectare with B : C ratio of 2.04 followed by turmeric Rs. 129,232 per hectare with B : C ratio 1.86 as compared to sole crop of mango i. e. Rs. 100, 118 per hectare with B : C ratio 1.81. It can be said that both the intercrops can successfully be grown under the mango trees without affecting their growth and yield adversely and the space can be utilized for producing additional income per unit area.
Key words : Mango, intercrops, ginger, turmeric, B : C ratio, net returns