Intensification and resilience building: Evaluate High yielding and dual purpose crops/ varieties, integrated crop management ( cereals, legumes and cash crops))
Kumar Shalander, Anthony Whitbread. (15/7/2015). Intensification and resilience building: Evaluate High yielding and dual purpose crops/ varieties, integrated crop management ( cereals, legumes and cash crops)). Hyderabad, India: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
A total of 124 Rabi demonstrations have been taken in seven targeted villages of CRP 1.1 The improved varieties were tested with or without recommended POP and the yield was compared with farmer’s practices and improved management practices. In which Wheat 34, Barley 30, Mustard 20, Chickpea 19, Cumin 17, Lentil 4 Demonstration has taken in seven villages. The objective was to intensify the cropping systems under scarce resource situations. In general the Rabi crops on farm trials at all the locations were good. However, in Khadin area of Jaisalmer district, crops are experiencing moisture stress which was visually perceptible in crop growth and stand. The general trend of crop condition was in order of chickpea, barley, wheat and mustard. Further the performance of lentil was poor which may be attributed to late sowing and poor soil conditions in the selected site. The lentil is almost failed at all the sites which may be attributed to one or the other reason like late sowing, heavy disease infestation (Fusarium wilt& Dry root rot), moisture stress, poor soil condition.