Feasibility of Parallel Cropping of Black Gram with Pigeon pea in Central Trait of Uttar Pradesh

Shailendra Pratap Singh

Department of Soil Conservation and Water Management, C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (U.P.) 208 002, India.

C. L. Maurya

Department of Seed Science and Technology, C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (U.P.) 208 002, India.

Naushad Khan *

Department of Agronomy, C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (U.P.) 208 002, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


An experiment was laid out during two consecutive Kharif seasons of 2016-2017 and 2017-18 at Soil Conservation and Water Management Farm, C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. The main objective was to find out the yields of main crop of pigeonpea and black gram and their economic in term of net return. The soil analysis indicated the medium nutrients status. The cropping system i.e., pigeonpea sole, black gram sole and pigeonpea + black gram (1+1) additive series were tested. The total productivity of pigeonpea + black gram was maximum (23.53 q/ha) in comparison to pure crop of pigeonpea (17.34 q/ha) and black gram pure (9.44 q/ha). The study of pooled data of economic display that maximum cost of cultivation Rs. 57876/- ha observed under intercropping of pigeonpea + black gram system. The highest gross return Rs. 134024/ha, net return Rs. 76148/ha and BCR 2.32 were also noted under pigeonpea + black gram (1+1) additive series.

Keywords: Additive series, BCR, Feasibility, Net return, Pooled data

How to Cite

Singh, S. P., Maurya, C. L., & Khan, N. (2024). Feasibility of Parallel Cropping of Black Gram with Pigeon pea in Central Trait of Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 46(5), 360–365. https://doi.org/10.9734/jeai/2024/v46i52386


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