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Technical Program 2016-17: Rainwater Management

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Sl. No

Code PI & Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1

AGRA/

RWM/

CROP/

2009 - LT/OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SPS

AS

RKY

MS

 

Catchment-storage- command relationship for enhancing water productivity

Objectives :

• To quantify the runoff water harvested in  tank through rainfall events

• To assess the availability of surplus water   stored in tank after recession of monsoon

• To work out the seepage and evaporation    losses

  • To determine the area to be irrigated by   stored water

• Efficient utilization of harvested water for  growing high value vegetables and cereal   crops

Crop : (kharif): Bottle guard, Chilli (green), Okra

(Rabi): Carrot, Radish, Cabbage

(Rabi)

Method of sowing

Flat system

Ridge and furrow system

Fodder crop (pearl millet + Cowpea) in kharif and Barley in rabi

Treatments:

Sowing method

T1 : Fat sowing

T2 : Ridge and furrow sowing

 Irrigation schedule

T1 : Control

T2 : Pre sowing (8 cm)

T3 : 30 DAS (8 cm)

T4 : 45 DAS (8 cm)

T5 : 60 DAS (8 cm)

Split plot, 3Reps 

Soil: Run off, Soil loss & Water budgeting studies, No .of run -off events, Water stored in the farm pond,\Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation

No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (Flood, drip, sprinkler ect...)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro-irrigation systems, ,lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)  Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant: Observations on crops:  As per crops given in the technical programme

Environment:

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters: Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2

AGRA/

RWM/ 2014 –18/

mustard/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SPS

RKY

MS

Studies on the effect of tank silt on yield of mustard

Objectives:

  • To asses the rate of silt application for enhancing the productivity of light textured soil
  • To enhance moisture retention of light textured soil
  • To monitor the economics of the system

Treatments:

T1:Application of tank silt @ 25 tonn/ha

T2: Application of tank silt @ 50 tonn/ha

T3: Application of tank silt @ 75 tonn/ha

 T4: Farmers practices without tank silt application

Soil :Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant: GY, SY, HI,  WUE

Environment : Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP,  Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

Sl.

No.

Code PI & Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1

AKOL/ RWM/

CROP/

2012-16/

OS

PI & Co-PIs

RSP

MBN

ABT

APK

VVG

Catchment Storage Command relationship for enhancing water productivity in micro-watershed.

Objectives:

  • To develop appropriate pond based model for demonstration and upscaling
  • To assess Catchment Storage- Command relationship
  • To assess efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity.

Crop: Soybean –Chickpea sequence

Treatments:

T1: Irrigation

T2: No irrigation

Run off, Soil loss & Water budgeting studies, No. of runoff events, Water stored in the farm pond, Duration of availability of water in the pond, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Observations on crops: 

As per crop given earlier.

Soil :Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture.

 

S.

No

Code PI & Co-PI

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

1.

ANAN/

RWM

GNUT/

2009 - LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PI

KMR

BSR

CRK

MVSB

MVSR

KB

GNS

CP

 

Catchment - storage -command relationship for enhancing productivity in a micro watershed

Objectives :

  • Development of relationship between catchment area and size of the pond for harvesting runoff water

(Include silt traps)

Crops : Groundnut,  pigeonpea

Treatments :

T1: Farmers practice

T2: Water harvesting and Supplemental irrigation of 10 mm each through sprinkler

 RBD, 3 Reps

Run off, Soil loss & Water budgeting studies, No. of run-off events, Water stored in the farm pond \Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Observations on crops: 

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant:

Groundnut:

Days to 50% flowering, Pods/Plant, Seeds/ Pod,  Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Haulm yield , Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight, Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Pigeonpea:

Fruiting branches/Plant, Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/Plant, Seeds/Pod,   Days to Maturity, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed wt., Economics, Net Returns, BC Ratio, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Min & Max Temp., Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Soil moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events

2.

ANAN/

RWM

GNUT/

2014- LT/

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PI

KMR

BSR

CRK

MVSB

MVSR

KB

GNS

CP

Minimizing the evapo-ration losses from the farm pond

Objectives :

  • To find out effective chemical to prevent evaporation

Treatments :

T1: Control

T2: Cetyl alcohol

T3: Seteryal alcohol

T4: Asphalt

T5: Silicon

T6: Neem oil spray

T7: Plant residues viz., straw, saw dust, wood-bark

T8 : Groundnut shells

T 9: Thatched bamboo sheet

T10: Azolla

 RBD, 3 Reps

Water budgeting studies

3.

ANAN/

GNUT/

RWM/

2014 - 15/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PI

KCN

BSR

CRK

MVSB

KMR

KB

GNS

MVSR

CP

Effect  of  hydrophilic  polymers (Aquasorb) on soil water dynamics and yield of groundnut in alfisols

Objectives :

  • To evaluate the influence of hydrophilic  polymers on soil water dynamics and yield of groundnut
  • To study the influence of hydrophilic  polymers on moisture release pattern of rd sandy loam soils under laboratory conditions

Treatments:

T1 : Control (No polymers)

T2 : Soil application  of polymers @ 5  kg ha-1

T3 : Soil application of polymers  @ 10  kg ha-1

T4 : Soil application  of polymers @ 15  kg ha-1

T5 : Soil application of polymers  @ 5  kg ha-1+ FYM @ 5 t ha-1

T6 : Soil application of polymers  @ 10  kg ha-1 + FYM @ 6 t ha-1

T7 : Soil application of polymers  @ 15  kg ha-1 + FYM @ 7 t ha-1

Water holding capacity (FC & PWP), Soil moisture status during crop growth, moisture release pattern (lab study with pressure plate apparatus), Days to attain PWP/50% depletion of available soil moisture), Yield attributes and yield, Degradation of polymers in soil.

4

ANAN/

RWM

GNUT/

2015-19/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PI

BSR

CRK

KMR

MVSB

MVSR

KB

GNS

CP

 

Studies on in-situ rain water conservation through subsoiling and its impact growth and yield of rainfed crops

Objectives :

  • To conserve rain water where it falls.
  • To study moisture status in soil during dryspell periods.
  • To improve growth and yield  of rainfed crops

Treatments

Main plots: 4

M1 – Subsoiling at 1.2 m distance + 30 cm depth

M2 – Subsoiling at 1.2 m distance + 45 cm depth

M3 – Subsoiling at 1.8m distance + 30 cm depth

M4 – Subsoiling at 1.8 m distance + 45 cm depth

Sub plots: 4

S1 – Pigeonpea

S2 – Castor

S3 – Clusterbean

S4 -  Mungari cotton

Split plot, 3 Reps

Soil : Soil moisture availability (%) at different crop growing stages, Bulk density, Water use efficiency, infiltration rate

Pigeonpea: Fruiting branches/Plant, Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/Plant, Seeds/Pod,   Days to Maturity, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed wt.,

Net Returns, BC Ratio, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Castor: Capsules/Plant, Seeds/ Capsule, Days to Maturity,  Seed yield, Haulm yield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed wt.,

Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),

RWUE.

Clusterbean: Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/Plant, Seeds/Pod,   Days to Maturity, Seed Yield, HaulmYield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed wt., Economics, Net Returns, BC Ratio, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE.

Cotton: Days to 50 % flowering, Plant height (cm), Number of bolls/plant, Boll weight (g),  Days to Maturity Seed cotton yield (kg ha-1)

Net Returns, BC Ratio, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE.

 

Sl.

No.

Code PI&

Co- PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

AR JIA/ RWM/

CROPS/ 2009-2016/

OS

 

PI&

Co- PIs

MLJ

RKS

 

 

 

 

 

Catchment-storage-command relationship for enhancing water productivity

Objectives :

  • Rainfall-runoff relationship
  • Threshold storage and design of pond.
  • Water use strategy based on optimization technique.
  • Seepage studies in farm pond
  • Selection of efficient water lifting and distribution devices.
  • Efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity of the diversified farming systems.
  • Development of appropriate pond based model for demonstration and upscaling.

Rainfall (amount & intensity)

Weekly water level

Evaporation & seepage

Crops :- Maize, Vegetables

(A) Kharif

Treatments:

(a) Vegetables

T1 - Bottle gourd (2x2 m2)

T2 - Ridge gourd

T3 - Kachari

T4 – Cowpea (Vegetable)

T5- Maize (5 cm irrigation)

T6-Maize(unirrigated) absolute control

(b) Irrigation

T1- Drip (50% of PE)

T2- Surface (5 cm)

(Drip irrigation would be applied in vegetables weekly of 50% weekly PE).

(B) Rabi

Main treatments - crops

T1 -  Pea       

T2 – Coriander

T3 – Brinjal

Sub-treatments irrigation

T1 - Drip (between two rows) (50% of PE)

T2 – 5 cm

(C) Seepage study

Treatments

  1. Partial polyfilm lining at bottom and stone masonary with pointing
  2. Cement concrete lining
  3. Polyfilm lining

(D) Water lifting devices

  1. Electric motor
  2. Diesel engine
  3. Gassifier

Run off,  Soil loss & Water budgeting studies, No. of runoff events, Water stored in the farm pond \Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation

Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro-irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Observations on crops:  As per crops given in the technical programme

Soil :

Soil moisture content,  Water use efficiency,  infiltration

Plant:

Maize:

Cobs/Plant, Length of Cob (cm), Days to Maturity, 1000 Grain Weight,  Grain yield, Straw yield,  Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, economics. No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Vegetables:

Yield, Economics

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events

  1. 2.

ARJIA/ RWM/

MAIZ/ 2010-17/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI&

Co- PIs

JKB

 

 

 

Effect of tillage practices and mulching operations on productivity of maize under dryland conditions.

Objectives :

  • To study the influence of tillage and mulching practices on crop productivity, economics, soil properties and rainwater use efficiency under dryland conditions.
  • To find out suitable cultural practices for in-situ rainwater management practices for improving productivity and economics of farmers under dryland situation.

Crop: Maize

Treatments :

(A)     Tillage practices

(i) Conventional tillage

(ii) Minimum tillage

(iii) Raised bed sowing

(B) Mulching operations

(i) No mulch

(ii) Farm-waste's mulch

(iii) Polythene mulch

  1. Soil mulch

C)  Plot size:

Gross plot : 6.0 x 4.8 = 28.8 m2

Net plot : 5.0 x 3.6 = 18.0 m2

Split -plot Design,  4 Reps

Soil :

Soil moisture at dry spells

Plant:

Cobs/Plant, Length of Cob (cm), 1000 Grain Weight, Grain yield,

Straw  yield,  Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, Economics

Environment : Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature,

Other parameters:

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month)

  1. 3.

ARJIA/ RWM/ Maize /2012-18

LT/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI&

Co- PIs

MLJ

SKD

 

 

Crop residue management for sustainable crop production of maize in southern Rajasthan

Objectives :

  • To find out suitable crop residues management practices for enhancement of maize production.
  • To study the effect of crop residues management practices on runoff  soil loss and soil health

i) Crop/cropping system and variety:   Maize (PM-3)

 ii) Treatments :

T1-   FYM 10 t/ha

T2-   FYM 5 t/ha

T3-   Mustard straw 5 t/ha,

T4-   Sesame straw5t/ha

T5-  Vertical mulch of mustard straw at 10 m       interval @ 5 t/ha

T6-  Vertical mulch of Sesame at 10 m interval @ 5 t/ha,

T7- FYM 5t/ha + vertical mulch of mustard straw at 10 m interval @ 5 t/ha

T8-    FYM 5 t/ha + vertical mulch of sesame at 10 m interval @ 5 t/ha

T9-   Farmers Practice

T10- Cultivated fallow

iii) Experimental design : Not replicated                     

iv)  No. of replications : Nil

 C)  Plot size:

 (a) Gross plot : 25.0 x 7.0 m

 (b) Net plot : 25.0 x 7.0 m

Soil :

Initial soil fertility and carbon

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & Ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant:

Maize: as given earlier

Environment :

Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Moisture availability at different crop growing stages,

Economic analysis

Plant nutrient content

Residue content

4.

ARJIA/ RWM/ CROP/ 2012-15/ OS

 

 

PI&

Co- PIs

MLJ

RKS

Augmenting productivity of crops through water harvesting and recycling by nadi system in southern Rajasthan

Objectives :

  • To work out the water saving under different method of  irrigation

Crop/cropping system and variety:

Treatments:

 Crops:Maize (PM-3)

Irrigation

(i) Control

(ii) Surface irrigation (5 cm)

(iii) Furrow irrigation

(C) Plot size:

   (a) Gross plot : 6.0 x 5.0 m

Soil :

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant:

Maize: Cobs/Plant, Length of Cob (cm), Days to Maturity, 1000 Grain Weight,  Grain yield, Straw yield,  Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, economics, No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm),  No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP, Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

Sl.No

Code PI&Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

BS/

RWM/

CROP/

2009-LT/

OS

 

 

PI&Co-PIs

 

MJS

AK

 

 

Catchment-Storage-Command relationship and  enhancing water productivity in micro-watershed

Objectives:

  • Rainfall-runoff relationship
  • Seepage studies in farm pond
  • Selection of efficient water lifting and distribution devices
  • Efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity
  • Development of appropriate pond based model for demonstration and up scaling

Treatments :

Kharif: Maize & Okra

  • Life saving irrigation to maize during dry spells.
  • Irrigation to Okra 50% of ET

Rabi: Wheat & Pea

  • Supplemental irrigation at critical growth stages in wheat
  • Irrigation to pea 50 % of ET

Soil :

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Crop specific observations

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off

Water budgeting studies:

 Number  of runoff events, Water stored in the farm pond \Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap

Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation

Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Other parameters:

 Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2.

BS/

RWM/

CROP/

2009-LT/

OS

 

PI&Co-PIs

 

MJS

AK

VK

 

 

Effect of vegetative barriers on soil loss, runoff and nutrients

Objectives:

  • To select grass species for effective checking of soil erosion and in-situ rainwater conservation
  • To study the effect of vegetative barriers in terms of crop yield and biomass

Crops: Vegetative barriers & Crops

Kharif: Maize, blackgram, sesame

Rabi: Wheat, raya, lentil

Treatments : (Vegetative barriers)

T1 : Control

T2 : Vetiver grass (Vetiver zizanoides)

T3 : Babbar grass (Eulaliopsus binata)

T4 : Kanna grass (Sachharum munja)

T5 : Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala)

T6 : Napier hybrid bajra

 (Pennisetum   purpureum x typhoides)

RBD, 3 Reps

Soil :

Soil moisture, runoff, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant:

GY, SY, HI,  WUE

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP,  Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

3.

BS/ RWM/

2009-LT/

OS

 

PI&Co-PIs

MJS/VS

 

 

Studies to monitor the discharge from Makkowal type water harvesting system

Objectives

  • To monitor the availability of discharge from Makkowal type water harvesting system around the year
  • To monitor water quality
  • To study the change in cropping pattern

One location

Average monthly Discharge, Water Table depth, water quality & Periodical impact. 

 

S.

No

Code PI & Co-PIs 

Title/Objectives /Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

1.

VIJA/

RWM/

2007 /

OS

 

 

PI & Co-PIs 

MSS

VSS

SCA

Catchment- storage- command area relationship for increasing water productivity in micro watersheds

Objectives:

  • To Develop the catchment storage and       command relationship for farm ponds
  • To demonstrate and determine WUE of different water saving techniques
  • To promote double cropping system and techniques for enhancing cropping intensity and crop yield by efficient utilization of water
  • To reduce the evaporation losses

Crops: Sorghum, Chickpea, Sunflower, Pigeonpea, Greengram, Sapota, Jasmine, Bt Cotton

T1:  One irrigation of 5 cm depth

T2:  Control plot without irrigation

Apart from the above treatments following studies would be taken up:

  • Water balance of pond
  • Develop  rainfall runoff relation
  • Develop catchment –    
  • Command relationship
  • Determine WUE for

different water saving     

techniques.

  • Quantification of water supplied through sprinkler to field crops and through drip to sapota

Run off    & Water budgeting studies

No.of run off events, Water stored in the farm pond \ Duration of availability of water in the pond quality of irrigation water, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind  ( sprinkler)  and Quantity of each irrigation

Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of microirrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Observations on crops:  As per crop given earlier.

Sorghum:

Panicle length, Plant height, Days to 50% flowering, Days to Maturity

Grain yield, Straw yield, Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight,Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Sunflower: Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Haulm yield

Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Pigeonpea:

Fruiting branches/Plant, Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/Plant, Seeds/Pod , Days to Maturity, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight, Economics, Net Returns,

BC Ratio, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),

RWUE

Greengram:  Days to 50 % flowering

Pods/Plant, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield

100 Seed Weight, Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Soil :

Soil moisture, Water use efficiency, and infiltration

Plant:

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP,  Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2

VIJA/

RWM/

CROP/

2012-16/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

MSS

SCA

STH

Determination of crop management factor values for the prevailing cropping system of vijayapur district

Objectives:

  • To determine crop-factor values for the prevailing cropping system of Bijapur District
  • To determine the runoff and soil losses for the prevailing cropping system

Crops: Sorghum, sunflower,pigeonpea, chickpea, greengram,

T1: With crop

T2: Without crop

Design: RBD

Replications: 3

Sunflower: as given earlier

Pigeonpea: as given earlier

Sorghum: as given earlier

Chickpea:

Days to 50% flowering, No.of nodules, Nodules fresh weight, Pods/Plant, Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Stalk yield, Harvest Index,

100 Seed Weight, Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant:

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP,  Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

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Code

PI & Co-PI

Title / Objectives/Crops / Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

BNCA/

RWM/CROP/ 2013-LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

PKS

PN,

DS, PB1

MKS, AKR

Studies on effectiveness of different lining materials on rainwater storage in farm pond

Objectives :

  • To find out the efficiency of different low cost lining materials for rainwater storage in farm pond
  • To monitor seepage and percolation loss using different low cost lining material

Treatments:

  • Contorl (No lining)
  • Cow dung + soil plaster (2:5)
  • Cement + soil plaster (2:10)
  • Polythene sheet  (Low cost- Locally available)

Environment:

Water stored in farm pond, Duration of availability of water in the farm pond,  Seasonal rainfall, Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation,  PET and water balance

2.

BNCA/ RWM/ CROP/ 2015-LT/OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

PKS

PN

DS

MKS

 PB1

AKR

 

 

Enhancing crop productivity through harvested rainwater under rainfed condition

Objectives :

  • To find out the efficiency of harvested rainwater on productivity of crops in different cropping system.
  • To relate harvest potential of tank with water required under different treatment combinations.

Cropping Sequences:

Potato - maize (kharif)-  maize(rabi),

Toria-Ahu rice-Green gram and green manuring crop

Treatments:

Irrigation level: (2)

R0: Control (rainfed)

R1:  Life saving irrigation(during dry spell)

 Cropping System:(4)

C1: Potato - maize (kharif) - green gram

C2: Potato - maize (kharif) - green manuring crop

C3: Toria - Ahu rice (aerobic) - green gram

C4: Toria - Ahu rice (aerobic) - green manuring crop

Plot size: 10 m X 10 m

Design: Factorial RBD with 3 replications

Pond : Water stored in the farm pond, duration of availability of water in the pond, number of irrigations and stage of the crop, type (flood, drip, sprinkler, etc.) and quantity and cost of each irrigation

Soil: Soil moisture, water use efficiency, soil nutrient status

Crop: Morphological, phonological, yield attributes and yield of potato, maize, mustard, green gram and green manuring crop

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm): Number of dry spells and stage of crop, duration of each dry spell, RWUE

Environment: Min & max temperature, runoff, evaporation, and water balance

Other parameters:

Soil moisture at different crop stages,weather aberrations/ extreme events

3.

BNCA/

RWM/       

TORIA/

2015-LT

/OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

PB1

PKS

DS

BPG

MH

SB

AKR

NK

Evaluation of polymers for high water productivity in high value vegetable crops (tomato- late cauliflower- okra ) under upland conditions of North Bank Plains Zone of Assam

Objectives :

  • To  study the influence of polymer on performance of tomato- late cauliflower- okra cropping sequence
  • To assess the soil moisture dynamics with the use of polymer

Treatments:

T1: Control

T2 : Polymer A @ 12.5 kg/ha

T3 : Polymer A @ 25 kg/ha

T4 : Polymer A @ 50 kg/ha

T5 : Polymer B @ 12.5 kg/ha

T6 : Polymer B @ 25 kg/ha

T7 : Polymer B @ 50 kg/ha

Design: RBD with 3 replications

Soil : OC, SN,SP and SK, soil moisture status during crop growth, moisture release pattern (Lab study with pressure plate apparatus)

Plant :  Days to Maturity,  yield and yield attributing characters, Harvest Index, ,Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) , No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE, Economics, Uptake N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg

 

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Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations / Analysis

  1.  

BENG/

RWM/

CROP/

2009 - LT/

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PI

MNT

BKR

DK

BNJ

 

Catchment-storage command relationship for enhancing water productivity in micro-watershed

Objectives :

  • Rainfall–runoff relationship
  • Seepage studies in farm pond
  • Selection of efficient water lifting and distribution devices
  • Efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity of the diversified farming systems
  • Development of appropriate pond based model for demonstration and upscaling

Sub project

Reduced Runoff farming for sustainable dryland production and Enhancement of water productivity in the catchment

Crop: Finger millet, papaya, banana, curry leaf, guava, amla, pomello

vegetables : gourds and ornamental garden plants

Treatments :

T1: Life saving irrigation (finger millet)

T2: Fish culture

T3: Horticulture components around the pond (papaya, curry leaf, guava,  gourds, leafy vegetables)

T4: Nourishing horticultural crops planted elsewhere Design: Non replicated large sized research cum demo plots

S1:Pomelo + finger millet

S2: Pigeonpea + cowpea (Khus upper)

Pigeonpea + field bean (Khus Lower)

S3: Forage crop -

Horsegram (Nase upper)

Forage crop-

Chickpea/cowpea  (Nase lower)

S4:Finger millet + pigeonpea (8:2)

S5: Aerobic rice

Soil moisture content, soil loss, seepage loss, water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration, crop seasonal rainfall, minimum & maximum temp., evaporation, and water balance, runoff,  no. of runoff events,

water stored in the farm pond \

duration of availability of water in the pond, no. of irrigations and stage of the crop, method (flood)  and quantity of each irrigation,

cost of each irrigation (including the cost of lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Finger millet: Days to maturity, seed and straw yield, harvest index, 100 seed weight, economics

Other parameters: Initial soil analysis for macronutrients, OC, pH, EC etc.

Papayaguava: Till  fruiting

Establishment in the first year - mortality, water use by each plant,

plant height (cm), girth  (cm),

other growth parameters specific to species, land quality

From the fruiting year

Fruit yield/tree, economics

Banana/gourds: Fruit yield, economics, moisture availability at different crop growing stages, weather aberration extreme events, economic analysis

  1.  

BENG/

RWM/

CROP/ 1998 - 

LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PI

MNT

BKR

AS

 

Efficient utilization of farm pond water for intensive and profitable crop production

Objectives:

  • To identify a profitable double cropping system involving fodder crop during early kharif to be followed by chickpea in rabi
  • To identify suitable chickpea variety for late sowing after fodder crops
  • To optimize the fertilizer dose for late sown chickpea crop on cropping system basis under protective irrigation
  • To work out the economics of double cropping system.

Crops: Fodder pearl millet, Fodder maize, Sweet sorghum, Chickpea

Fodder crops - 3 species

Chickpea – 2 varieties

Fertilizer levels - 2 treatments

 Split- plot, 3 Reps

Soil :Rainwater harvesting and efficient utilization : as given above, Fodder pearl millet/ Maize/ Sweet Sorghum:  Biomass yield Economics

Observations in Chickpea:

Days to 50% flowering

Observation in Chickpea at harvest: No .of nodules/Nodules  fresh weight, Pods/Plant, Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Stalk yield

Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight

Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall mm)  No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Vegetables:  as given earlier

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture

Environment: Minimum & Maximum Temp.

Other parameters: Soil Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events

  1.  

BENG/

RWM/

CROP/  2014 – 17/

OS

 PI &

Co-PI

MNT

BKR

AS

Effect of Polymers on performance of fingermillet under rainfed condition

Objectives:

  • To study the influence of polymers on the performance of finger millet
  • To assess the soil moisture dyanmics with the use of polymers

Treatments:

T1 : Control

T2 : PolymerA @25 kg/ha

T3 : PolymerA @50 kg/ha

T4 : PolymerA @75 kg/ha

T5 : Polymer B @25 kg/ha

T6 : Polymer B @50 kg/ha

T7 : Polymer B @75 kg/ha

RBD,  3 Reps

Soil moisture content, Growth parameters, Yield and yield parameters and Initial soil fertility

  1.  

BENG/

RWM/

CROP/ 2014 – LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PI

MNT

BKR

AS

Long term studies on effect of Polymers on soil moisture dynamics and performance of fingermillet under rainfed condition

Objectives:

  • To study the longer term influence of polymer on performance of finger millet
  • To assess the soil moisture dynamics with soil polymer on long term basis

Treatments:

Factor A

P1 : Polymer A

P2 : Polymer B

Factor B

T1 : Control

T2 : Once in 2 years

T3 : Once in 3 years

T4 : Once in 4 years

T5 : Once in 5 years

Factorial RBD,  3 Reps

Soil moisture content, Growth parameters, Yield and yield parameters

  1.  

BENG/

RWM/

CROP/

2014 - LT/

OS

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PI

DK

BKR

AS

Evaluation of trench-cum-cresent bunding system for enhancing productivity of dryland orchards

Objectives:

  • To quantify the runoff, soil and nutrient losses in different conservation techniques
  • To determine the soil moisture status at regular interval due to conservation techniques
  • To estimate the peak rate of runoff in relation to rainfall intensity
  • To compare the fruit yield among the systems
  • To workout the economics of the system

T1 : Trench–cum-crescent bund technique  across the slope at 4.5 m horizontal interval between two rows of trenches

T2 : Continuos trenches using deeptrencher

T3 : No trenches (Control)

Runoff, soil and nutrient analysis, Soil moisture status at regular interval in different conservation techniques, Fruit yield, Runoff in relation to Rainfall intensity

 

Sl.No.

Code

PI& Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observation

1.

CHIA/ RWM/ CROP/

2015-16/

 OS

 

 

PI&

Co-PIs

PK

DNS

 

 

Catchment-storage-command relationship for enhancing water productivity

Objectives :

  • Rainfall-runoff relationship
  • Threshold storage and design of pond.
  • Water use strategy based on optimization technique.
  • Seepage studies in farm pond
  • Selection of efficient water lifting and distribution devices.
  • Efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity of the diversified farming systems.
  • Development of appropriate pond based model for demonstration and upscaling.

(include silt traps if not done so far)

Rainfall (amount & intensity)

Weekly water level

Evaporation & seepage

Crops :

Annual crops

Agri-horti system

Run off, Soil loss & Water budgeting studies, No. of runoff events, Water stored in the farm pond, Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro-irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc), Observations on crops:  As per crops given in the technical programme

Soil :

Soil moisture content,  Water use efficiency,  infiltration

Plant:

2.

CHIA/ RWM/ MAIZ/

2015-16

 OS

 

 

PI&

Co-PIs

PK

DNS

 

 

Title: Effect of tillage

practices and mulching

operations on productivity

of maize under dryland

conditions.

Objectives:

  • To study the influence of tillage and mulching practices on crop productivity, economics, soil properties and rain water use efficiency under dryland condition
  • To find out suitable cultural

practices for in situ rain water management practices for improving productivity and economics of farmers under dryland situation.

Crop: Maize

 Treatments :

(A) Tillage Practices

(i ) Conventional tillage, (ii) Minimum tillage, (iii) Raised bed sowing

(B) Mulching operations

(i) No. mulch, ( ii) Farm waste mulch , (iii) Polythene mulch,  (iv) Soil mulch

 

Replication : 04

Design: Split- plot design

Plot Size: 6  m x 4 m (24 m2 )

Soil:

Soil moister at dryspell

Plant:

Cob/Plant, Length of cob (cm)

1000 grain weight,  grain yield, straw yield, harvest index and economics

Environment:

 Crop seasonal rainfall (mm) maximum and minimum temperature

Other parameters:

 Number of dry spells at different stage of crops, duration of each dryspell (mention days and month), crop seasonal  rainfall,  runoff, evaporation, AET,PET and water balance  CGP, moisture availability at different crop growing stages and extreme events

 

S.No.

Code PI & Co-PI

Title/ Objectives/Crop/ Treatments/Observations / Analysis

1.

FAIZ/ RWM/

Maize/ 2015-17/ OS

 

 

PI&

Co-PIs

HCS

OPR

NK

AKS

 

In-situ rainwater management for sustainable crop production of maize under rainfed condition of eastern Uttar Pradesh

Objectives:

  • To find out suitable ridge and furrow system for enhancement of maize production.
  • To workout the water saving under different planting methods.
  • To workout the economics of different planting methods.

Crop: Maize

T1- Flat Bed planting

T2- Ridge- furrowplanting

T3- Broad bed (1.20m) furrow planting

T4- Broad bed (2.40 m) furrow planting

RBD, 4 Reps

Soil :

Soil moisture content, Runoff and Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant: Growth, yield attributes and yield of crop.

Environment:

Crop seasonal rainfall, No. of dry spells and at what stage of the crop, duration of each dry spell (days & month) Min & Max temperature,Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP, Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2.

FAIZ/ RWM/

Crops/ 2015-20/ OS

 

 

PI&

Co-PIs

HCS

OPR

NK

AKS

New Exp

 

Catchment storage command area relationship for enhancing water productivity in micro water shed.

 

Objectives:

  • To measure all the inflow, outflow and water balance components of the farm pond
  • To efficiently utilize the stored water for the protective irrigation to rainfed value crops.

Crops: Pigeonpea, mustard maize, paddy

Horticulture crops:Vegetables

Observation to be recroded/Data required

Contour map,s oil map, design and development of farm pond, cost of farm pond,infiltrationcharacterstics,rainfall,inflow,outflow,evaporation losses,d aily water level in the farm pond, moisture content before and after each protective irrigation and after rainfall

Observations/Analysis

Soil moisture content, soil loss, Water use efficiency, Infiltration, crops seasonal rainfall, minimum and maximum temperature ,evaporation and run off, water budgting studies, number of runoff events, water stored in the farm pond, number of irrigations and what stage of crop, kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc) and quantity of each irrigation , cost of each irrigation(including the coast of micro irrigation systems, lifting from the ponds using pumps, labour charges etc)

Initial –soil analysis, yield and yield attributes, economics

 

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Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1

HISA/ RWM/

MUST/ 2013 - LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

BSJ*

MSS

SKA

Studies on the effect of pond silt and fertilizer levels on growth and yield of mustard

Objectives:

  • To enhance moisture retention  of  light textured soils
  • To enhance the crop productivity in rainfed areas  

Crops : Pearl millet &  mustard

Treatments :

Pond silt

1. Control

2. Pond silt @ 20 t/ha

3. Pond silt @ 40 t/ha

4. Pond silt @ 80 t/ha

Fertilizer levels (kg/ha)

1. Control

2. N40 P20

3. N60 P30

Split plot,   2 Reps

Soil : Soil moisture, Water use efficiency, Initial and final soil fertility, In-situ infiltration 

Pearl millet &Mustard: as given earlier

Environment :  Minimum & maximum temperature, evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters: Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Economic analysis

2

HISA/ RWM/

PM-MUST/ 2014 - 17/

OS

PI &

Co-PIs

BSJ*

MSS

PKB

SKA

Coping with mid season drought and soil moisture stress (rabi)

Objectives:

  • To study the effectiveness of various sprays for mitigating drought in kharif and moisture stress in rabi

Crops: Pearl millet in Kharif and mustard in rabi

Treatments :

T1: RDF with no spray

T2: RDF + water spray (2)

T3: RDF + 1% KNO3 spray (2)

T4: RDF + 1% KCl spray (2)

T5:RDF + Thiourea @ 250 g/ha (2)

Note: For each spray, 250 L water/acre shall be used

RBD, 3 Reps

1. Weather data (rainfall data at DLA) 

2. Soil analyses

3. Profile soil moisture                                     4. Nutrient uptake                   

5. Yield and its attributes                                   

 

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Code PI & Co PI

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/ Analysis

1

 

INDO/

RWM/ CROP / 2009 –

LT /

OS

 

PI & Co-PIs

SKA

SKS

Effects of rainfall on resource losses and crop productivity

Objectives :

  • Assessment of runoff, soil and nutrient losses in soybean
  • To assess the effects of rainfall pattern on erosive index and productivity

Crop : Soybean (JS 335)

 

 Treatments :

Estimation of crop productivity based on rainfall pattern and erosive index.

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Soybean : as given earlier

Environment:

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP, Soil  moisture at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2

INDO/

RWM/ CROP / 2008 –

LT /

OS

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

HST

MPJ

BS

OPG

 

Catchment-Storage – Command relationship for enhancing water productivity in micro – watershed

Objectives :

  • Rainfall-runoff relationship
  • Threshold storage and design of pond
  • Water use strategy based on optimization technique, losses
  • Seepage / evaporation studies in farm pond
  • Selection of efficient water lifting and distribution devices.
  • Efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity of the diversified farming systems
  • Development of appropriate pond based Model for demonstration and up-scaling

To assesses the economics of the experiment.

Crops: Field crops (Soybean-Chickpea)

Horticultural crops (Vegetables, Flowers)

Fodder

Treatments :

  1. Rainfed condition :

T1 : Soybean - Chickpea

  1. Store water recycle using drip system

T2: Sweet corn– Tomato

T3: Sweet corn – Sweet corn

T4: Sweet corn – bottle guard

T5: Soybean – Potato

  1. On boundary of the experiment, Napier grass will be planted for feeding animal.

The recommended doses of nurients will be given to each crop through fertilizers and organic manures.

Boundary of tank – Planting of Sponge gourd, Bitter gourd and Bottle gourd will be carried out

Fish rearing in tank water

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off

Water budgeting studies

No. of run  off events

Water stored in the farm pond \

Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap

Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip,sprinkler ect.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of microirrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Soybean :

Days to 50% flowering, Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Stalk yield

Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight

Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Chickpea:

Days to 50% flowering, No.of nodules/ Nodules fresh weight, Pods/Plant, Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Stalk yield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight, Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Environment:

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

3

INDO/ RWM/

CROP/

2014 - LT / CEN

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

HST

MPJ

OPG

 

Effect of Land configuration , seed rate and varieties on growth and productivity of soybean under vertisols

Treatments :

A. Land configuration (Main) :

M1 : Raised bed planting (2 rows/bed)

M2 : Raised bed planting (3 rows/bed)

M3 : Flat sowing

Seed rate : Varieties (9Sub):

S1 : 75% of recommended

S2 : 50- % of recommended

Varieties :

V1 : RVS 2001-04

V2 : JS 335

Split plot,  Reps

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off,Water budgeting studies,Crop growth parameters,Seed and  straw yield,Economics

 

S. No.

Code PI & Co-PI

Title/ Objectives/Crop/ Treatments/Experimental Design/Observations/Analysis

  1.  

JPUR/

RWM/

CROP/

2012-15/

R&SB/

OF

 

PI &

Co-PIs

GKS

DST

AKT

AKS

 

 

Evaluation of Raised and Sunken Bed technique of in-situ moisture conservation for upland farming situation.

Objectives:

  • Evaluation of natural resource conservation technique for upland farming situation
  • To work out land shaping design for rain water management for upland situation
  • To reduce the crop stress period by restricting the runoff in the field

Crops:

Raised Bed: Maize, Cow pea, fingermillet,

Sunken Bed: upland Paddy

Plan bed : Maize, cow pea, fingermillet,

Treatments:

T1: ½ feet raised or sunkan bed

T2: 1 feet raised or sunkan bed

T3:  plane bed

Plot size: 14 m X 3 m

RBD,   3 Reps

Soil :Soil moisture content, Soil and runoff loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Maize:Cobs/Plant, Length of Cob (cm), Days to Maturity, 1000 Grain Weight,  Grain yield,  Straw yield,  Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, economics, No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Cowpea :Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/Plant, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield, 100 Seed Weight,

Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Fingermillet : Tillers/Plant, Grain yield,  Straw yield,

 Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, Cost of Cultivation and economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment:Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, weather aberrations extreme events, Economic analysis

  1.  

JPUR/ RWM/ CROP/ 2010-LT/ OF and OS

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

AKS DST

GKS

AKT

 

 

Catchment-storage-command relationship for enhancing water productivity under bunded midland (Mal) and lowland (Gabhar) farming situation (Area 1.5 Acre).

Objectives:

  • To study  catchment – storage command relationship of WHS
  • Efficient use of stored water  to increase water productivity of the diversified  farming systems
  • Monitoring ground water recharge in WHS
  • Cost-benefit analysis of rabi crop production using conserved water

Water Harvesting structures -2

(one under OS and one under OF)

Rabi crops:

field pea, chick pea, and vegetables

Treatments :

T1 : rabi crop-one irrigation (sprinkler)

T2 : rabi crop-two irrigation (sprinkler)

T3 : Farmers practice (flood irrigation)

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency,  Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration, Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off

Water budgeting studies, No.of run off events, Water stored in the farm pond, Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler ect.)  and Quantity of each rrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of microirrigation systems,lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Fieldpea : Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/Plant, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield, 100 Seed Weight, Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Chickpea : Days to 50% flowering, No.of nodules/Nodules resh weight, Pods/Plant, Days to Maturity, Seed yield, Stalk yield, Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight, Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Vegetables : Fruit yield, Economics produce, Cost of cultivation, Gross net returns, Net returns, BC Ratio

Environment:

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

S.

No

Code PI &Co-PI

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

KOVI/ RWM/

COTT/

2006 – LT

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

MR

 

Catchment - storage  - command area relationship for enhancing water productivity in a micro - watershed

Objectives:

  • To study the feasibility of using the farm pond water for giving supplemental irrigation to rabi crops
  • To study the water balance components of stored water in farm ponds

Crops: Rainfed crops

Treatments :

  T1: Crop (Pure rainfed)

  T2: Crop with supplemental irrigation through sprinkler irrigation

Note: Catchment: (1 ha)

 Pond dimension: 25 x13 x 1.5 m

Lining:  Random Rubble Masonry

Non replicated

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off, No.of run off events, Water stored in the farm pond,Duration of availability of water in the pond, No. of irrigations and stage of the crop, RWUE, Method of irrigation, sprinkler/drip/raingun) and Quantity of each irrigation

Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro-irrigation systems,lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Soil :

Soil moisture, Water use efficiency

Crops :

Biometrical observations,Yield,Economics

2.

KOVI/ RWM/ COTT/ 2014-17 /OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

MR

Evaluation of tillage methods for improving water use efficiency in rainfed cotton – Pulses crop rotation

Objective :

  • To find the effect of tillage methods on soil moisture storage and yield of crops
  • To study the effect of tillage on soil properties

Crop : Greengram (CO 6)

Treatments :

T1 - Conventional tillage

       (Disc ploughing once  + tiller  ploughing twice)

T2 - Chisel ploughing (Chisel ploughing once  + Tiller ploughing once)

T3 - Rotavator ploughing

       once + Chisel ploughing

T4 - Conservation tillage

 Design : Non-replicated

Soil :

Soil moisture, Bulk density , Soil organic carbon, Runoff , Biometric observations, Yield , Economics

 

S.

No

Code PI & Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1

PARB/RWM/ CROP/

2011/

End year OF

 

 

PI&Co-PIs

MSP

BVA

AKG

 

 

Catchment-Storage-Command relationship and  enhancing water productivity in micro-watershed

Objectives:

  • Rainfall-runoff relationship
  • Seepage studies in farm pond
  • Selection of efficient water lifting and distribution devices
  • Efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity
  • Development of appropriate pond based model for demonstration and up scaling

Treatments:  Kharif- Soybean

T1 -  One protective irrigation at branching (sensitive stage)

T2 – Control i.e. without any protective irrigation

 Rabi- Safflower

T1-One protective irrigation at branching (each row) ,

T2–Two protective irrigations at branching and flowering (each row)

T3 – One protective irrigation at branching (alternate row)

T4 – Two protective irrigations at branching and flowering (alternate row)

T5 – Control i.e. without any protective irrigation.

Plot size : 6.5 x 10.0 m       Design:R.B.D.      Replications: 4

Farm ponds is constructed, infrastructure for pumps and protective irrigations with sprinkler set is available for providing irrigation to Soybean in kharif, and Gram / safflower in Rabi

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration, Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off, Water budgeting studies, Number  of runoff events, Water stored in the farm pond \Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation

Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro irrigation systems, liftingfrom the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Soil :

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ &ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Crop specific observations

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis


2

PARB/ RWM/ CROP/ 2013/ End year

OF

PI&Co-PIs

MSP

BVA

 

 

Estimation of the value of exponent ‘m’ in the modified universal soil loss equation (MUSLE)

Objectives:

  • To estimate the value of exponent ‘m’ in MUSLE
  • To estimate the value of conservation practice factor.
  • To study the impact of moisture conservation practices on yield of sequence cropping

Crop :Soybean – kharif, rabi sorghum

Treatments:
T1.   Opening of furrow after every 4 rows
T2.   Dead furrow after 10 m
T3.   Tied ridging after every after 4 rows
T4.   Conservation furrow at 2.7 m distance
T5.BBF

T6.   Flat land
Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ &ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Soybean:  as given earlier

Sorghum:

Panicle length, Plant height, Days to 50% flowering, Days to Maturity, Grain yield, Straw yield,  Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment :

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, vaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Soil moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

3

PARB/ RWM/ CROP/2015

 

PI&Co-PIs

MSP

BVA

AKG

MWS

 

Study on evaporation control practices for reducing water loss  in farm pond

Objectives:

  • To study the performance evaluation of various evaporation control agents for reducing water loss due to evaporation in  farm pond.

Treatments:

T1. Neem oil@50ml/sqm  

       every after 15 days

T2. Neem oil@50ml/sqm  

       every after 30 days

T3.Vegetable oil @50ml/sqm 

       every after 15 days

T4.Vegetable oil@50ml/sqm  

       every after 30 days

T5.EVALOC powder solution  10gm/sqm every after 5 days

T6.EVALOC powder solution    

 15gm/sqm every after 5 days

T7.EVALOC powder solution  20gm/sqm every after 10  days

T8.EVALOC powder solution    

30gm/sqm every after 10 days

T9. Control

Design : RBD

No. of replications: 3

Observations:

  • Daily & Weekly monitoring of water levels
  • Estimation of evaporation loss
  • Daily evaporation rate
  • Water quality analysis

 

S.No

Code PI &

Co-PIs

Title/ Objectives/Crop/ Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

PHUL/

 RWM/

VEGE/

 2015-19/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SKB

DKB

AM

MRP

Effect of in situ soil moisture conservation methods on performance of major kharif vegetables of N-E Ghat Zone of Odisha

Objectives:

  • To study the effect of different soil moisture conservation methods on growth and yield parameters of vegetable crops
  • To evaluate the effective soil moisture conservation methods for the different vegetable crops

Treatments:

Main plot (soil moisture conservation method)

  1. Broad bed furrow system
  2. Broad bed furrow system + Mulching
  3. Ridge and furrow system
  4. Ridge and furrow system+ Mulching

Sub-plot (Crops)

Kharif                               

1.Cauliflower 

2.Tomato                     

3.Okra

Design: Factorial RBD,

3 Reps

Soil : Soil moisture content, Runoff and Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ moisture and infiltration

Plant: Growth, yield attributes and yield of vegetable crops .

Environment:

Crop seasonal rainfall, No. of dry spells and at what stage of the crop, duration of each dry spell (days & month) Min & Max temperature,Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP, Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2.

PHUL/

 RWM/

VEGE/

 2011-15/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

DKB

AM

MP

Water harvesting through farm pond and judicious utilization of conserved water in rainfed olericulture

Objectives:

  • To quantify the land productivity and land use efficiency through different irrigation methods using harvested water
  • To estimate the energy coefficient and water productivity in different treatments

Treatments:

Main plot (Irrigation)

  1. Continuous furrow
  2. Skip furrow
  3. Sprinkler
  4. No irrigation

Sub-plot (Crops)

Kharif                                    

1.Cauliflower 

2.Yambean                     

3.Okra

Rabi

 Radish

design

Split plot, 3 Reps

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off,Water budgeting studies, No.of run off events, Water stored in the farm pond \Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation

No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip,sprinkler ect.) and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of microirrigation systems,lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc), Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Vegetables:

Yield, economics, water use efficiency

Environment:

Crop seasonal rainfall, min & max temperature, runoff, evaporation, aet, pet and water balance

Other parameters:

CGP, Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

3.

PHUL/

R WM/

VEGE/

 2015-19/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SKB

DKB

AM

MRP

Effective utilization of harvested water for major vegetables crops during rabi season

 Objectives:

  • To study the variation of soil water content over time at different depths under different irrigation treatments
  • To study the growth and yield parameters under different irrigation treatments
  • To evaluate the irrigation management strategy for the major vegetables crops 

Treatments:

Main plot (Irrigation)

  1. IR1 - Irrigation at 10% MAD of ASW
  2. IR2 - Irrigation at 40% MAD of ASW
  3. IR3 - Irrigation at 60% MAD of ASW

MAD- Maximum allowable depletion

ASW- Available Soil Water

Sub-plot (Crops)

Rabi                                 

1.Cauliflower, 2.Tomato, 3.French bean, 4. Radish

Design: Split plot ; 3 Reps

  • Soil water content over time at different depths under different irrigation treatments
  • Growth and yield parameters under different irrigation treatments

Economics

 

Sl.

No

Code  PI & Co-PI

Title/Objectives /Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

RAJK/

RWM/

crop/

2015/

 

PI &

Co-PI

 

Catchment - storage -command relationship for enhancing productivity in a micro watershed

Objectives :

  • Development of relationship between catchment area and size of the pond for harvesting runoff water

Crop: ……………….

 sequence

Treatments:

T1: Irrigation

T2: No irrigation

Run off, Soil loss & Water budgeting studies, No. of runoff events, Water stored in the farm pond, Duration of availability of water in the pond, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of micro irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc)

Observations on crops:

Growth & yield parameters

Soil : Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

2..

RAJK/

RWM/

cotton/

2015/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PI

GRS

PDV

JTP

 

In-situ moisture conservation in rain fed stressed regions for increasing productivity of cotton crop

Objectives:

  • To determine the effect of different in-situ moisture conservation practices on yield of cotton

Crop: Cotton-Beej Dhan-2

Treatments :

Mulching practices

i) Plastic mulch

ii) straw mulch

iii) control

In-situ moisture conservation  practices

  • Ridge &furrow
  • Broad bed cultivation
  • control

 Split plot, 3 Reps

Soil: Soil moisture content periodically,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE and the economic indicators like net returns per ha.

3.

RAJK/ RWM/

CROP/

2010 - 16/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

GRS

PDV

JTP

KNA

Evaluation of rainfall, erosivity index and soil erodibility factor in medium black soil under different cropping systems.

 Objectives:

  • Quantitative measurement of run off and soil losses during monsoon in different cropping systems
  • Evaluation of the rainfall erosivity index and soil erodibility factor for medium black soil

Crops: Groundnut, cotton, castor

Treatments :

T1: Absolute fallow

T2: Cultivated fallow

T3: Sole Groundnut (GG-20)

T4: Sole Cotton (Beej Dhan-2)

T5: Groundnut (GG-5) + Castor (GCH-7) (3:1)

  (All crops will be sown across slope)

RBD, 3 Reps

Soil :

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ soil moisture and infiltration, Days to maturity for  sole crops, Days to maturity  for  intercrops, Grain/Seed yield of Sole crops, Stalk yield of Sole crops, Grain yield of Main crop,

Grain yield of intercrops, Stalk yields of main crop, Stalk yield of intercrops,

Equivalent Yield of Main crop in the Intercropping system, LER, MAI (Monetary Advantage Index), Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment :

Crop seasonal rainfall, Min & Max Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Soil moisture at different crop growing stages, Extreme events,  Economic analysis

4..

RAJK/

RWM/

COTT/

2011 - 16/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

GRS

PDV

JTP

KNA

Rainwater management for sustaining cotton productivity in medium black soils under dry farming conditions

 

Objectives:

  • To maximize the water reserve into soil profile through tillage practices with organic source.
  • To reduce transpiration loss to handle mid season drought situation during crop growth period.

Crop: Cotton-Beej Dhan-2

Treatments :

A. Tillage practices

i) Deep ploughing  every year up   to  30 cm in set row

ii) Deep ploughing  alternate year  up to 30 cm in set row

  B. Management   practices

1.FYM @ 10 t/ha

2.Gypsum@ 1 t/ha

3. Kaolin @  4% solution

4. Guar gum @ 3%

  • Control

 Split plot, 4 Reps

Soil moisture, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Cotton:

Bolls/Plant, Days to first picking,

Days to last picking, Seed cotton yield, Lint yield, Seed Index (100 Seed Weight), Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment :

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

S. No

Code PI & Co-PI

      Title/Objectives/  Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1.

RAKH/

RWM/CROP/

2015-19/ OS

 

PI & Co-PIs

JK

AKS

BS

 

Evaluation of different  in-situ soil moisture conservation techniques in maize-wheat system under rainfed conditions

Objective:

  • To find out suitable cultural practices for in-situ moisture conservation for improving productivity and profitability of maize-wheat system under dryland conditions

Crops: Maize-Wheat

Treatments:

T1 Flat Bed

T2Broad  Bed Furrow (BBF)

T3 Flat Bed + Mulching with in-situ raised Dhaincha

T4 Broad  Bed Furrow (BBF) + Mulching with in-situ raised Dhaincha

T5 Flat Bed + Mulching with in-situ raised Sunhemp

T6 Broad  Bed Furrow (BBF) + Mulching with in-situ raised Sunhemp

T7 Flat Bed + Mulching with Leucaena leaves

T8 Broad  Bed Furrow (BBF) + Mulching with Leucaena leaves

T9 Farmer’s practice

Design: RBD            

Replications: 3

Soil: Soil nutrients, carbon analysis, pH, EC etc

Plant:

Maize

Plant height, Cobs/plant, Length of cob (cm), Girth of cob(cm), No. of rows per cob and No. of grains per row, 1000 grain weight, Grain yield, Straw yield, Harvest Index, RWUE, Economics, Leaf Area Index

Wheat:

Tillers/m2, Days to maturity, Grain yield, Straw yield, Harvest Index, 1000 grain weight, RWUE, Economics, Leaf Area Index

Environment:

Crop seasonal rainfall, minimum and max. temperature

Other parameters:

No. of dry spells with stage of crop, duration of each dry spell(days and month), soil moisture

2.

RAKH/

RWM/CROP/

2015-18/ OS

 

PI & Co-PIs

HKD

RKS

SMD

SR

Use of farm pond water for supplemental irrigation to crops in water scarcity conditions for enhancement of productivity in Jammu region.

Objectives:

To measure the inflow and outflow water balance components of the farm pond.

To efficiently utilize the stored water for protective irrigation to the crops.

Maize and wheat cropping system

Treatments:

T1: Rainfed Cropping

T2: One life saving irrigation

T3: Two life saving irrigations

Experimental design: RBD

Replications: 3

Observations:

Rainfall, Inflow, Evaporation,

Seepage Loss, Daily water level in the farm pond,  Balance stored water, Enhanced of productivity etc. 

 

S.

No.

Code PI &

Co-PIs

Title/ Objectives/Crop/ Treatments/Observations / Analysis

1.

REWA/

RWM / 2010 - 14/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SKG

DPD

 

Catchment-Storage-Command relationship and for enhancing water productivity in a micro-watershed

Objectives:

  • To assess Catchment-Storage-Command relationship
  • To assess efficient use of stored water to increase water productivity
  • To develop appropriate pond based model for up scaling

Crop:

Treatments :

A Catchment area

T1: Suitable soil and water conservation measures in catchment area

T2: Provide vegetative water ways from pond

T3: Assess inflow and  outflow from pond

T4: Assess seepage and evaporation losses in pond

B Command area

 T1: To provide protective irrigation to crops as per water availability

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration, Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off Water budgeting studies, No.of ru,n off events, Water stored in the farm pond \

Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap, Quality of irrigation, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler ect.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of microirrigation systems,lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc) , infiltration

Crop specific observations as given in this technical programme

Environment :

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation,  AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2

REWA/

CROP/

RWM/

2015-18/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

DPD

SMK

VDD

 

Performance of different cropping systems under in-situ moisture conservation practices

CROPS:

Soybean , Greengram

Cowpea,pigeonpea

Treatments :

Main plots:

Broadbed and furrow

Ridge and furrow

Flat bed

Sub plots:

Soybean + greengram(4:2)

Soybean+ cowpea(4:2)

Soybean + pigeonpea(4:2)

Design: Split-plot

Rep: 3

Plant biometric observations  such as plant height ,no of branches, pods/plant, Days to 50%  flowering, Days to Maturity, Grain yield,  Straw yield,  Harvest Index, 1000 Grain Weight, Economics

Soil:

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ  moisture and infiltration,Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off,Water budgeting studies

 

S.

No

Code PI & Co-PI

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1

SKNA/

RWM/

CROP/

2015- 20/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

RNS

NIP

FBP

GNP

Catchment -storage -command area and feasibility of rabi crop using harvested rain water through MIS

  • To find out the most suitable crop using harvested rain water through MIS
  • To work out economics of different crops
  • To find out WUE

Treatments:Crops

T1 : Cumin

T2 : Mustard

T3 :Fennel

Repli. 7

Cumin:

Crop wise yield and yield attributes

WUE

Other parameters: Economic analysis


2

 

SKNA/

RWM/

CROP/

2010- 19/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

RNS

NIP

GNP

KJP

CRK

FBP

 

Effect of land configuration and mulches on growth, yield and economics of cotton under rainfed condition (at Radhanpur dist. Patan)

Objectives:

  • To find out the most  suitable land configuration method for soil moisture conservation
  • To study the effect of mulches on growth,  yield and soil  moisture conservation
  • To asses the impact of land configuration method and mulches on crop yield and soil fertility
  • To work out economics of different treatments

Crop: Cotton (G.cot. 21)

Treatments:

Main plot:

Land configuration

M1 : Ridge and furrow method of  sowing

M2 : Open furrow at 3.6 m interval

M3 :  Farmers’ method         (Flat bed sowing)

Sub plot : Mulches

S1 : No mulch (3-4 inter  culturing)

S2 : Castor shell mulch @ 10    t/ha after last  interculturing (60-75  DAS)

S3 : Mustard straw mulch @ 10 t/ha after last interculturing (60-75 DAS)

S4 : Sun hemp in-situ as a mulch (45 DAS)

Soil :

Rain water use efficiency

Cotton

Bolls/Plant, Days to first picking,

Days to last picking, Seed cotton yield, Lint yield, Seed Index (100 Seed Weight), Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment Minimum & Maximum Temperature

Other parameters:

 Extreme events, Economic analysis

3

SKNA/

RWM/

CROP/

2014- 20/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

RNS

NIP

GNP

CRK

FBP

 

Enhancing RWUE of castor under dryland condition with hydrogel

Objectives:

  • To find out the most suitable use of hydrogel for soil moisture conservation
  • To asses the impact of hydrogel on crop yield and soil fertility
  • To work out economics of different treatments

Crop: Castor

Treatments:

T1 : No hydrogel

T2 : 2.5 kg/ha hydrogel

T3 :5.0 kg/ha hydrogel

T4 : 7.5 kg/ha hydrogel

  T5 : 10.0 kg/ha hydrogel

Soil : N, P, K, Castor : Capsules/Plant, Days to Maturity, Seed yield,Stalk yield,Harvest Index, 100 Seed Weight & Economics,

Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Other parameters: Moisture availability at different crop growth stages, Economic analysis

 

Sl. No

Code PI & Co-PIs

Title/Objectives /Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

1.

SOLA/ RWM/

2010 - 15/

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

JDJ

DDP

RVS

RVP

VMA

 

 

Use of farm pond water for supplemental irrigation for high value crops in scarcity region of Maharashtra.

Objectives:

  • To measure all the inflow, outflow and water balance components of the farm pond ,
  • To efficiently utilize the stored water for protective irrigation to high value crops and

Crops:

  • Custard apple  0.30 ha

(5 x5 m = 120 plants)

  • Pomegranate 0.30 ha

(4.5 x 3 m = 220 plants)

Observations to be recorded /Data Required

Contour map, soil map, infiltration characteristics, Rainfall, Inflow, Outflow, Evaporation losses, Daily water level in farm pond, moisture content before and after each protective irrigation and after rainfall,    Quantity of water applied to different crops, Rainfall chart analysis (Kinetic Energy, Erosivity Index)

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency,  infiltration, Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and Run off, Water budgeting studies,No. of run off events, Water stored in the farm pond, Duration of availability of water in the pond, No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip, sprinkler etc.)  and Quantity of each irrigation Cost of each irrigation, (including the cost of micro-irrigation systems, lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc.) Initial - Soil analysis  for macro (N,P,K) nutrients and Organic carbon, pH, EC etc.till  fruiting,  Plant height, Girth, Other growth parameters, specific to species, Land quality

From the fruiting year

Fruit yield/tree, economics, Land quality

(Physical properties)

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency  and infiltration

Environment :

Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2

SOLA/ RWM/

2010  - 15/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

JDJ

DDP

RVS

SMD

VMA

 

 

Use of farm pond water for supplemental irrigation for Agri-horti based farming system in scarcity region of Maharashtra.

Objectives:

  • To measure all the inflow, outflow and water balance components of the farm pond.
  • To efficiently utilize the stored water for protective irrigation to high value crops in agri-horti based farming system.

Crops:

Protective irrigation to agriculture / fodder crops.

Observations to be recorded /Data required

Contour map, soil map, infiltration characteristics,  Rainfall, Inflow, Outflow, Evaporation losses , Daily water level in farm  pond, moisture content before and

after each protective irrigation and after rainfall,    Quantity of water applied to different crops, Rainfall chart analysis (Kinetic Energy, Erosivity Index).

Horticulture

Initial and final - Soil analysis  for macro nutrients

Organic carbon, pH, EC etc.

Agriculture /

a. Sole Cropping  / Intercropping systems 

- Seed yield of sole / main / intercrops, Stalk yield of sole / main / intercrops, Days to maturity, Crop Seasonal, Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell

(mention days and month), Grain/seed yield of  sole / main / intercrops, Equivalent yield  of main crop in intercropping systems, RWUE, economics

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency  and infiltration

Environment :

 Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

 Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

S.

No.

Code PI & Co-PIs

Title/ Objectives/Crop/ Treatments/Observations/Analysis

1

VARA/

RWM/

WS/

2009-LT /

OS

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

AKN

JPS

ND

Catchment –storage- command relationship for enhancing water productivity

Objectives:

  • Rainfall-runoff relationship
  • Losses of stored water (seepage and evaporation)
  • Multiple use of water for enhancing productivity and profitability
  • Technology for efficient use of harvested water as supplemental irrigation
  • Development of farm pond production model for demonstration and upscaling

Crops:

Grain, vegetable, fruit and fish

Treatments:

 Lifting of water and its application as supplementary irrigation

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Crop seasonal rainfall, Minimum & Maximum Temperature, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance, Run off

Water budgeting studies

No.of run off events

Water stored in the farm pond \

Duration of availability of water in the pond, Efficacy of silt trap

Quality of irrigation

No. of irrigations and what stage of the crop, Kind (flood, drip,sprinkler ect.)  and Quantity of each irrigation, Cost of each irrigation (including the cost of microirrigation systems,lifting from the pond using pumps, labour charges etc), Water use efficiency,

Crop/Vegetables:

Specific to the crops/vegetables

Environment:

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

2.

VARA/ RWM/  Rice-Lentil/ 2012-2016/ OS

 

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

JPS

AKN

 

 

Drought management through foliar and balance supply of nutrients

Objectives:

Intra-seasonal rainfall variability

  • To access the frequency & intensity of seasonal droughtiness
  • In-situ soil moisture at foliar application stage
  • Changes in plant vigor & other parameters as influenced by treatments
  • Drought compensation in term of productivity enhancement

Crops : Rice-Lentil

Treatments:

T1  Absolute control

T2  Water spray – no nutrients

 T3 Foliar spray of water soluble fertilizer (NPK)

T4  Foliar spray of water soluble & deficient micro nutrients (Zn/B)

 T5 Foliar spray of KNO3 (1%)

 T6 Foliar spray of 2%Thiourea

 T7 combined  foliar spray of micro      nutrients, Thiourea and  KNO3.

*Stage of foliar application will be decided as per the stress situation

Soil :

Soil moisture content, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Rice:

Plant height, No. of tillers/Plant (or m2), Days to 50%  flowering, Days to Maturity, Grain yield, Straw yield,  Harvest Index,

1000 Grain Weight, economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm), No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Lentil:

Days to 50 % flowering, Pods/ Plant, Seed Yield, Stalk Yield,100 Seed Weight, Economics,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm)

No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Environment:

Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Other parameters:

Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, weather aberration Extreme events, Economic analysis

3.

VARA/

RWM/HYG/2011-LT/OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

JPS

AKN

Evaluation of high value crops (vegetable) under pressurized system of irrigation for improving farmer’s income under drought condition.

Objectives :

To identify most suitable vegetable crop under limited water situation

  • Optimization of water requirement

Crops:

C1 – Okra

C2 – Bottleguard

C3 – Brinjal

C4 – Tomato

C5- Chillies

Irrigation

Optimization of water use by varying frequency and amount of water applied (I1 & I2)

Soil :

Soil moisture, Soil loss, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture and infiltration

Vegetables:

Fruit yield, No of dry spells, and at what stage of the crop duration of each dry spells and days and month, RWUE

Environment:

Crop seasonal rainfall, Min & Max temperature, Runoff, Evaporation, AET, PET and water balance

Amount of water irrigated

Water productivity

Other parameters:

Soil moisture  at different crop growing stages, Extreme events, Economic analysis

 

Village: Yerraguntapalli                         Mandal: Peapully                     District: Kurnool

Sl.

No

Code PI &

Co-PIs

Title/Objectives /Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory  Research /Technology Development and Refinement

  1.  

ANAN/

PTD/

RWM/

GNUT/

2015-17/

ORP

 

 

PI &              Co PIs

AMR

KB

MSR

BSR

Rainwater harvesting in farm pond (standardizing design) for efficient use through supplemental irrigation with micro-irrigation systems.

Objectives :

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system
  • To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Farm pond size : To be evaluated(10x10x2.5 m3

10x30x2.5 m3/10x8x2.5 m3)

Lifting pump and micro irrigation system to be evaluated

Crop :groundnut/ /pegionpea /other crops

10x10x2.5 m3

10x30x2.5 m3/10x8x2.5 m3

Supplemental/life saving  irrigation from the farm pand

Soil :

Experimental area (ha), soil moisture content, soil loss, amount applied:additional yield obtained, WUE, incremental WUE, crop stage at irrigation, economics, any refinement

Farmpond:Quantification of losses from pond:RWUE,

Availability of water in farmpond over time :measuring strength of soil:cement lining for retention of water in the farrmpond

Crop:yield and economics

  1.  

ANAN/

PTD/

RWM/

GNUT/

2015-17/

ORP

 

PI &              Co PIs

KB/AMR/

MSR

BSR

Evaluation of in-situ moisture conservation practices to mitigate dryspells

Objectives:

  • To evaluate land configuration with suitable implement / in-situ moisture conservation practice
  • To study the performance of the practice for higher yield and income

T1-Formation of conservation furrow with suitable implements in groundnut

 T2-Farmers’practice

Experimental area (ha), Soil moisture content, additional yield obtained, RWUE, any refinement.

Crop -yield and economics

  1.  

ANAN/

PTD/

RWM/

GNUT/

2015 -17/

ORP

 

PI &              Co PIs

AMR

KB

MSR

BSR

Improving the productivity of groundnut and pigeonpea intercropping system by deep tillage under rainfed conditions

Objectives

1.To study effect of deep tillage on in-situ soil moisture conservation  in groundnut

2.To study effect of  deep tillage practices on growth, yield and economics of groundnut+ pigeonpea intercropping system

Crop : Groundnut, pigeonpea

Treatments :

T1-Farmers’ practice

T2-Deep tillage by chisel plough

T3-Deep tillage by duck foot five row cultivator

Soil :

Experimental area (ha), soil moisture content,Crop -yield and economics

 

Village : Nevariaya                      Mandal : Gangarar                     District : Chittorgarh

Sl.

No

Code PI &

Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory  Research /Technology Development and Refinement

1

ARJI/PTD

RWM/

MAIZ/

2015-17/

ORP

 

PI & Co-PIs

AKK

RKS

JKB B

Rainwater harvesting in farm pond (standardizing design) for efficient use through supplemental irrigation with micro-irrigation systems.

Objectives :

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system
  • To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Farm pond size : To be evaluated

Lifting pump and micro irrigation system to be evaluated

Crop : Major rainfed crops, crop diversification

Agri-horti systems

Life saving/supplemental irrigation

Economics

Days to maturity

Seed yield

Stalk yield

Harvest index,

100 seed weight

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm)

RWUE

Farmers' feed back

2

ARJI/PTD

RWM/

MAIZ/

2015-17/

ORP

 

PI & Co-PIs

AKK

RKS

JKB B

   Evaluation of in-situ moisture conservation practices to mitigate dryspells

 Objectives:

  • To evaluate land configuration with suitable implement / in-situ moisture conservation practice
  • To study the performance of the practice for higher yield and income

Crop: Maize

Treatments :

A. Soil & water conservation measures

i.  Peripheral bunding

ii.  Deep ploughing

iii. Chiselling

B. Conservation farming

i.  Tillage against  the slope 

ii. Sowing against the slope

iii. Soil mulching

iv. Ridge after sowing (30 DAS)

B. Farmer’s practice

Crop yield and economics, RWUE, number of dry spells and stage of occurrence, duration of dry spells, farmers’ feed back

3

ARJI/PTD

RWM/

MAIZ/

2015-17/

ORP

PI & Co-PIs

AKK

RKS

JKB

Enhancing productivity of rainfed maize through use of agro-chemicals

Objective:

  • To study the effect of agro-chemicals on yield of rainfed maize.
  • To find out the effect of agro-chemicals under adverse weather situation

  Locations-5, Area- 2.0 ha

Crop : Maize

Treatments

T1 - RDF + No spray

T2 –RDF + Water spray

T3 – RDF+ KNO3 (1 or 2 spray @ 1%) 

Crop yield and economics, RWUE, number of dry spells and stage of occurrence, duration of dry spells farmers’ feed back.

 

Village:Behdarya                           Taluk :Talwara                         District: Hoshiarpur

Sl.

No

Code

PI & Co-PI

Title/ Objective/Crops /TreatmentsObservations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory  Research /Technology Development and Refinement

  1.  

BS/PTD/

RWM/

Crop /

2015/

ORP

 

PI & Co-PIs

VS

MJS

Effect of vegetative barriers on the productivity of maize – wheat cropping system

Objectives:

  • To select grass species for effective checking of soil erosion and in-situ rainwater conservation
  • To study the effect of vegetative barriers in terms of crop yield and biomass

Crops: Vegetative barriers & Crops

Treatments :

(Vegetative barriers)

T1 : Control

T2 : Napier hybrid bajra

T3 : Local grass

Days to maturity

Grain Yield

Straw Yield

Harvest index

Economics

Crop seasonal rainfall,Soil moisture content, Water use efficiency

  1.  

BS/PTD/

RWM/

MAIZE-

WHEAT /

2015/

ORP

PI & Co-PIs

VS

MJS

Effect of tillage on the crop productivity in maize-wheat sequence under dryland condition

Objectives:

  • To study the effect of tillage on productivity of rainfed maize and wheat

Crops: Maize, Wheat

Treatments :

T1: Conventional tillage (CT) + interculture

T2: Reduced tillage (50% CT) + interculture

T3: Reduced tillage (50% CT) + Herbicide

Days to maturity

Grain Yield

Straw Yield

Harvest index

Economics

Crop seasonal rainfall

Soil moisture content, Water use efficiency

Soil physicochemical properties

  1.  

BS/PTD/

RWM/

CROPS /

2015/

ORP

 

PI & Co-PIs

VS

MJS

Rainwater harvesting in farm pond (standardizing design) for efficient use through supplemental irrigation with micro-irrigation systems.

Objectives :

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system

To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Water Harvesting structures -1

Rabi crops: Wheat, oil seed crops and vegetables

Crop seasonal rainfall,Minimum & Maximum Temperature,Evaporation, and water balance,No.ofrun off events,water stored in the farm pond ,Duration of availability of water in the pond,Quality of irrigation water,No. of irrigations

 

Villages: Baichenahalli, Irakasandra              Taluk:Koratagere            District:Tumakuru

Sl.

No.

Code PI &

Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory Research/Technology Development and Refinement

1

BANG/PTD/

RWM/CROP/2015-18/ORP

 

PI &Co-PIs

BKR

DK

MNT

 

Evaluation of in-situ moisture conservation practices to mitigate dry spells

Objectives:

  • To evaluate land configuration with suitable implement / in-situ moisture conservation practice
  • To study the performance of the practice for higher yield and income
  • Crop: Finger millet etc
  • Cropping system: Finger millet/groundnut based intercropping systems
  • Conservation furrow

RWUE

 Intercropping systems

Days to maturity  for main and intercrop, Grain/Seed yield of crops, Straw/Stalk yield of crops, Main crop equivalent yield, LER,  economic analysis, crop seasonal rain fall (mm), number of dry spells and at what stage of crop duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), Any refinement formers feedback

2

BANG/PTD/

RWM/CROP/2015-18/ORP

 

 

PI &Co-PIs

BKR

DK

MNT

 

Rainwater harvesting in farm pond (standardizing design) for efficient use through supplemental irrigation with micro-irrigation systems.

Objectives :

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system
  • To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Farm pond size : To be evaluated

Lifting pump and micro irrigation system to be evaluated

Crop : Major rainfed crops, crop diversification

Agri-Harti systems

Life saving/supplemental irrigation

Economics,Days to maturity,Seed yield,Stalk yield,Harvest index,100 seed weight,Crop seasonal rainfall (mm),RWUE,Farmers' feed back

 

 Village: Gonda                                 Mandal: Meral                              District: Garhwa

S. No

Code PI & Co-PIs

Title/ Objectives/Crop/ Treatments/Observation

On farm-Participatory  Research /Technology Development and Refinement

1

CHIA/PTD

RWM/

CROP/

2015-17/

ORP

 

PI & Co-PIs

DNS

Rainwater harvesting in farm pond (standardizing design) for efficient use through supplemental irrigation with micro-irrigation systems.

Objectives :

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system
  • To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Farm pond size : To be evaluated

Lifting pump and micro irrigation system to be evaluated

Crop : Major rainfed crops, crop diversification

Agri-horti systems

Treatments : As per need

Economics

Days to maturity

Seed yield

Stalk yield

Harvest index,

100 seed weight

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm)

RWUE

Farmers' feed back

2

CHIA/PTD

RWM/

CROPS/

2015-17/

ORP

 

PI & Co-PIs

DNS

  Evaluation of in-situ moisture conservation practices to mitigate dryspells

Objectives:

  • To evaluate land configuration with suitable implement / in-situ moisture conservation practice
  • To study the performance of the practice for higher yield and income

Crops: Major Kharif and Rabi

crops

1.Recommended in-situ moisture conservation practices

2.Farmers’ method

Days to Maturity, seed yield, stalk yield, harvest index, 100 seed wt., economics, crop seasonal rainfall (mm), no. of dry spells and stage of crop, duration of each dry spell RWUE, nodulation

 

              Village : Chhaparjogiyan                                               District:Bhiwani

Sl.

No

Code PI &

Co-PI

Title/Objectives /Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory Research /Technology Development and Refinement

1.

HISA/ PTD/

RWM/

CROP/

2014-17/

ORP

 

PI &

Co-PIs

PKB

RSM

 

Effect of moisture conservation on productivity of chickpea and  mustard

Objective:

  • To demonstrate various implements for moisture conservation in raising major rabi crops viz. chickpea and mustard

Crops: Mustard and  chickpea

Treatments:

T1- Disc harrow

T2- Country plough

Soil

Soil moisture content, Water use efficiency, In-situ & ex-situ moisture

Mustard:

Days to maturity, Seed yield, Haulm yield, Harvest index, 1000 seed weight, Economics

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm), No. of dry spells and stage of  crop, duration of each dry spell (with days and month),

RWUE

Chickpea:

Days to maturity, Seed yield, Stalk yield, Harvest index, 100 seed weight, Economics

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm), No. of dry spells and  stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Farmers' feedback on

any refinement

2

HISA/ PTD/

RWM/

CROP/

2014-17/

ORP

 

PI &

Co-PIs

PKB

RSM

 

Rainwater harvesting in farm pond (standardizing design) for efficient use through supplemental irrigation with micro-irrigation systems.

Objectives :

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system
  • To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Farm pond size : To be evaluated

Lifting pump and micro irrigation system to be evaluated

Crop : Major rainfed crops, crop diversification

Agri-Harti systems

Life saving/supplemental irrigation

Economics

Days to maturity

Seed yield

Stalk yield

Harvest index,

100 seed weight

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm)

RWUE

Farmers' feed back

Technology Upscaling

3

HISA/

TU/

 RWM/

CPDM/

2014- 17/ORP

PI &

Co-PIs

 RSM

PKB

Drought management in pearl millet

Objective:

  • To manage drought conditions and to mitigate adverse weather situations

Crop: Pearl millet

Treatments :

T1- Pearl millet

       (45 cm)

T2- 3rd  row harvesting for fodder 30 DAS

Pearl millet: As given earlier

Farmers' feedback

on any refinement

 4

HISA/ TU/

RWM/

CROP/

2014 - 17/

ORP

PI &

Co-PIs

RSM

PKB

Enhancing  rain water conservation in soil profile

Objective:

  • Addition of pond silt to increase moisture retention

Crop: Chickpea / mustard

T1_- Untreated plot

T2- Plot with pond silt

       addition  @ 40 t/ha

Soil

Soil moisture content, Water use efficiency, in-situ and ex-situ moisture

Chickpea:

Days to maturity, Grain and straw yield,

 Harvest  index, 1000 grain weight, Economics

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm),No. of  dry spells and  stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (with days and month),RWUE

Mustard:

Days to maturity, Seed yield, Haulm yield, Harvest index, 100 seed weight, Economics

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm),No. of dry spells and  stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (with days and month), RWUE

Farmers' feedback on,any refinement

 

Village: Piplodadwarkadheesh                    Taluk: Ujjain                          District: Ujjain   

S.

N.

Code PI  & Co-PIs

Title/Objectives/Crop/Treatments/Observations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory Research /Technology Development and Refinement

1

INDO/PTD

RWM/ Soy/2015 - 17/

ORP

 

PI &

Co-PI

DHR/SM

Increasing water availability for enhancing crop productivity through creation of water harvesting tank in new ORP site through participatory mode.

Objectives:

  • To generate data on water availability and to observe its effect on increase in kharif/rabi cropped area.

Site selection and creation of WHT,

Crops: Soybean followed by wheat, chickpea

Study on Lifting pump and micro irrigation system to be evaluated

Economics of tank creation, rainwater productivity, water availability and its utilization.

2

INDO/PTD/

RWM/ Soy/

2015 - 17/

ORP

 

PI &

Co-PI

DHR/SM

Evaluation of in-situ moisture conservation practices to mitigate dryspells

Objectives:

  • To evaluate land configuration with suitable implement / in-situ moisture conservation practice
  • To study the performance of the practice for higher yield and income
  1. Ridge – furrow planting
  2. Broad bed – furrow system

Days to Maturity, seed yield, stalk yield, harvest index, 100 seed wt., economics, crop seasonal rainfall (mm), no. of dry spells and stage of crop, duration of each dry spell RWUE, nodulation

Technologies Upscaling

7

INDO/

TU/RWM/2015 - 17/

ORP

 

PI &

Co-PI

DHR/SM

Natural  resource conservation technologies for increasing productivity in the region.

Objectives:

  • To provide the technical guidance to the villagers for up scaling and

out-scaling of various technologies

·Various soil and water conservation measures as per the site including provision of adequate drainage

Documentation of the  of technologies up scaled, Crop productivity, Farmers’ feedback, Extent of out scaling,

 

   Villages: Hingani                                Taluk: Man                                District: Satara

                S.

No

Code PI &

Co-PI

Title/Objectives /Crop/Treatments /Observations/Analysis

On farm-Participatory  Research /Technology Development and Refinement

1

SOLA/ PTD/

RWM/

SORG/

2015 - 17/

ORP

PI&

Co-PIs

SKU

DBB

SBT VAM

Effect of in-situ moisture conservation practices on the performance of rabi sorghum.

Objective -

To demonstrate the productivity of rabi sorghum by adoption of soil moisture conservation practice.

Crop: Rabi Sorhgum

Treatments :

T1. Compartment bund in kharif

T2. Control – Farmers’ practice (Harrowing)

Economics,

Days to maturity

Seed yield, Stalk yield

Harvest index,

100 seed weight

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm)

No. of dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE

Farmers' feed back

2

SOLA/ PTD/

RWM/

SORG/

2015 - 17/

ORP

 

 

PI&

Co-PIs

SKU

DBB

SBT VAM

Rain water harvesting and efficient recycling through farm pond

Objectives:

  • To evaluate / standardize design of farm pond based on catchment-command area relationship – runoff potential
  • To study the efficient use of harvested rainwater for supplemental / life saving irrigation using energy efficient lifting pump, micro irrigation system

To evaluate  the stored water for multiple use,  higher water productivity and income 

Crop: Rabi Sorhgum

Treatments :

T1. One Protective irrigation 35 DAS

T2. Two Protective irrigation 35 DAS & 65 DAS

T3. Control – No Irrigation

Economics

Days to maturity

Seed yield

Stalk yield

Harvest index,

100 seed weight

Crop seasonal rainfall (mm)

RWUE

Farmers' feed back

3

SOLA/ PTD/

RWM/

SORG/

2015 - 17/

ORP

PI&

Co-PIs

DBB

SBT

SKU VAM

Effect of Tank silt application on yield of Sorghum under rainfed conditions.

Objective :

To test the profitability of Tank silt application to rabi Sorghum on shallow soils under dryland conditions

Crop:  Rabi Sorghum

Treatments :

T1.Application of tank silt

T2. Application of tank silt + ridges and furrows.

T3. Farmers Practice – without tank silt and ridges and furrows.

Economics,Days to maturity,Grain yield, straw yield, Harvest index,1000 grain weight,Economics,Crop seasonal rainfall (mm),No. of dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month), RWUE,Farmers' feed back

Technology Upscaling

4

SOLA/ TU/RWM/SORG/

2015 – 17/ORP

PI&

Co-PIs

SKU

SBT

DBB VAM

Studies on effect of tank silt on soil fertility and water productivity on shallow soil

Objective -

To demonstrate the effect of tank silt on soil fertility and water productivity on shallow soil

  1. Application of tank silt on shallow soil
  2. Farmers practice – no tank silt application

Economics,Days to maturity, Grain yield,Straw yield, Harvest index,1000 grain weight,Crop seasonal rainfall (mm),No. of dry spells and at what stage of crop, RWUE,Farmers' feed back

 

 

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