Organic Basmati Rice Based Cropping Systems for Enhancing System Productivity under Sub-Tropical Agro Climatic Conditions of Jammu and Kashmir


Dr Narinder Panotra , Romesh Kumar Salgotra , Vikas Sharma , Manmohan Sharma , Vinod Gupta , Ritika Gupta ,

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Field experiments were conducted during the Kharif and Rabi seasons of 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 at the Organic Farming Research Centre, SKUAST-Jammu to find out the most efficient organic basmati rice based cropping systems for enhancing system productivity under sub-tropical agro climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir. The experiment comprised of different basmati rice based cropping systems viz. Basmati rice - Wheat - Moong, Basmati rice - Wheat - Dhaincha, Basmati rice – Mustard - Moong, Basmati rice - Mustard - Mash, Basmati rice - Berseem - Mash, Basmati rice - Broccoli - Moong, Basmati rice – Berseem - Moong, Basmati rice - Lentil – French bean, Basmati rice – Methi - Dhaincha and Basmati rice - Pea- Dhaincha under organic conditions. The highest plant height, number of tillers, leaf area, LCC, 1000- grain weight, grain yield, straw yield, biological yield and harvest index were recorded in Basmati rice – Berseem - Moong Cropping system. Moreover, this system also gave highest rice equivalent yield, net returns and B: C ratio (3.49 and 3.45). Therefore, Basmati rice – Berseem - Moong Cropping system was found to be the most suited cropping system for enhancing system productivity under sub-tropical agro climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir.


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