Record Details

Title:
Effect of grass mulching on growth and yield of legumes
Publication date:
1983
Summary:
Field trials were conducted during the wet seasons of 1980 and 1981 to find out the response of legumes to mulch induced soil environment in the arid area of western Rajasthan, India. With increasing amounts of grass mulch there was a decrease in maximum soil temperature and an increase in root growth, nodulation, shooot growth and plant water status, particularly during periods of mositure stress. Mulching reduced weed population and weed growth. At 9 t ha-1 of mulch there was an increse of 200% in the average production of green gram (Vigna radiata), dew gram (Phaseolus aconitifolius) and cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba). Though there were no significant differences in water use by the crop, water use efficiency was generally higher in mulched plots. Waste grass therefore can be used favourably as mulching material for increasing crop production. [AS]
Call number:
REP.MB-2379
Journal citation:
v.6(4):375-383, AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT
Contact information:
harvest@worldveg.org

Record appears in:


Export


 Record created 2017-10-01, last modified 2019-02-22


Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)