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S. No

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

AGRA/

EM/

PMIL/

2012 - 2016/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SPS

MS

RKY

Title:Effect of tillage and sowing implements on moisture conservation & productivity of pearlmillet under dryland conditions

Objectives :

•          To assess the effect of tillage implements    on  soil moisture  & production of pearlmillet.

•          Monitoring drought situations under     different sowing practices

•          To identify the suitable  tillage/sowing    implements

•          To assess the energy savings

•          Performance index

•          To assess the economics of each practice

Crop/Treatments

Crop:    Pearlmillet

Treatments :

A. Tillage implements (Main plot )

  (i) MB plough

 (ii) Disc plough

(iii) Disc harrow

(iv) Cultivator

(B) Sowing implements (sub plots)

(i) Broadcasting

(ii) Seed drill

(iii) Raise bed planter-

(iv) Ridger seeder

Design : Split plot, 3 reps

Observations/Analysis

Plant : Peralmillet: as given earlier

Implements:Energy Input  and Energy Output balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE,Economic analysis

Soil:Initial soil content,BD,Initial and find soil analysis

2.

AGRA/EM/

MUST/2012 - 2016/

OS

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SPS

 MS RKY

Title:Effect of different tillage devices  on conserved soil moisture and productivity of mustard 

Objectives :

•          To assess the influence impact of different tillage implements on moisture conservation

•          To assess the effect of stored moisture on crop production

•          To assess the economics of each practices

Crop/Treatments

Crop  Mustard

Treatments :(Tillage implements )

  (i) MB plough

 (ii) Disc plough

(iii) Disc harrow

(iv) Cultivator

RBD,   3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Plant: Mustard: as given earlier

Implements:Energy Input  and Energy Output balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE,Economic analysis

Environment:Initial and final soil  analysis

 

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1

AKOL/ EM/

COTT/

2013- LT/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI& Co-PIs

RSP

MBN

ABT

VVG

APK

 

Title

Conservation Agriculture for enhancing Productivity and soil health in dryland condition.

Objectives:

·         To study retention of soil moisture resulting in less severe, less prolonged crop water stress.

·         To assess soil fertility, productivity and production efficiency.

·         To optimize crop rotations in temporal and economic terms

Long term objectives :

·         To asses the impact of conservation agriculture on production efficiency.

·         To asses the impact of conservation agriculture on soil health.

Crop/Treatments

Cropping systems

Cotton (Without rotation)

Soybean (Without rotation)

Cotton – Soybean (Rotation)

Soybean - Cotton (Rotation)

Treatments :

Main Treatments

Cotton

T1 - Conventional tillage (CT)-Ploughing once in four years + two pre sowing harrowing +  4 hoeing +2 hand weeding

T2 - Reduced tillage (RT) – Ploughing once in four years + one pre sowing  harrowing + 2  hoeing +1 hand weeding

T- Minimum tillage (MT) – One presowing  harrowing +1 hoeing + weedicide (PE + 30DAS)

Soybean

T1 - Conventional tillage (CT)-Ploughing once in four years + two pre sowing harrowing + 2 hoeing +2 hand weeding

T2 - Reduced tillage (RT) – Ploughing once in four years + one pre sowing  harrowing + 1 hoeing +1 hand weeding

T- Minimum tillage (MT) - One  pre sowing harrowing +  weedicide (EPOE – 15 to 20 DAS)

In Rabi ( For Soybean-Chickpea sequence)

Chickpea

T1  - Conventional tillage (CT) -  One  harrowing + 2 hoeing +1 hand weeding

T2  - Reduced tillage (RT) – One harrowing + 1 hoeing +1 hand weeding

T3   - No tillage - Weedicide (PE)

Sub treatments

S1 - Without incorporation of plant residues

S2 - Incorporation of plant residues

Observations/Analysis

Input & output energy,Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis

 

S.

No

Code

 

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

     1.

                     ANAN/EM/                    CASTOR/ZZ2012                  012-16/OS                                     

              

                 PI & Co-PIs

                 KMR

                 BSR

KB

GNS

MVSR MVSB

Title:Testing of Ananta planter for castor sowing

Crop/Treatments

Crop: Castor

Treatments :

 T1 : Sowing with developed planter

Observations/Analysis:Energy  balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE,economics

Input & output energy,Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis

Castor : Capsules/Plant, Seeds/Capsule ,Days to Maturity,Seed yield,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

   2              

                    ANAN/EM/

                    CASTOR/

                 2012-2016/OS

                

PI &Co-PIs

                KMR

                BSR

KB

GNS

MVSR

                    MVSB

Title:Feasibility testing of tractor drawn interculture implement for castor.

Objective:

·      To develop,suitable intercultural implement with small cage in groundnut

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Castor

Treatments :

T1: Inter cultivation with developed implement

Large plots, 10 Reps.

Observations/Analysis:Crop seasonal rainfall

Castor : as given earlier

Energy Input  and Energy Output balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE,Economic analysis

                                  3

                  ANAN/EM/GNUT/

                   2011-16/OS


                

        

                 PI &Co-PIs

KMR

BSR

MVSB

KB

GNS

                 MVSR

Title:Development and evaluation of aqua seed  planter

Objective:

·   To facilitate simultaneous sowing and application of water

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Pigeonpea, groundnut

Treatments :

T1: Normal sowing

T2: Sowing with aqua seed drill

RBD, 3 Replications

Observations/Analysis

Implement,Energy balance,Observation on germination percentage, plant stand

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,Groundnut: as given earlier

 4

 

                 ANAN/EM/GNUT/                     2011-16/OS
                                                  

 

                PI &Co-PIs

KMR

BSR

KB

GNS

MVSB

                  MVSR

Title:Effect of tillage in kharif groundnut

Objective: To know the effect of tillage on pod yield

Crop/Treatments

Crop: Groundnut

Treatments :

T1: Sub soiler

T2: M.B. Plough

T3: Disc plough

T4: Duck foot cultivator   (7 tyne)

T5 : Duck foot cultivator   (5 tyne)

T6 : Spring tyne cultivator

T7: No Tillage

Large size plots,  3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Groundnut : as given earlier ,Implements:Energy  balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE,Economic analysis

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.      

DLA/ ARJIA/ NM/ KH./ 2007/CEN

 

 

PI&

Co PIs

SKD

SKS

 

Title:Integrated nutrient management of rainfed maize based cropping system

Objectives :

·   To evaluate productivity of maize and blackgram under organic and inorganic nutrition

·   To find out the effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil fertility and soil health

·   To assess the response and economics of maize and blackgram under organic and inorganic nutrition

Crop/Treatments

Crops :- Maize, Blackgram rotation

T1-   Control (No fertilizer)

T2-    100% recommended nitrogen (50 kg N/ha) (inorganic) + 30 kg P2O5/ha

T3-    25 kg N (FYM) + 25 kg N (inorganic) + 30 kg P2O5/ha

T4-    25 Kg N (compost) + 25 kg N (inorganic) + 30 kg P2O5/ha

T5-    25 kg N (crop residues i.e. wheat    bhusa) + 25 kg N (inorganic) + 30 kg P2O5/ha

T6-    15 kg N (FYM) + 10 kg N (crop residues) + 25 kg N (inorganic) + 30             kg P2O5/ha

T7-    15 kg N (FYM) + 10 kg N (compost) + 25 kg N (inorganic) + 30 kg P2O5/ha

T8-    15 kg N (FYM) + 10 kg N (greenleaf) + 25 kg N (inorganic) + 30 kg P2O5/ha

T9-    100% recommended N (inorganic) without P and biofertilizers

         RBD, 3 reps

Observations/Analysis

Soil :OC, N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg micro nutrients, Nutrient use efficiency,  Carbon balance, Nutrient balance,Plant : Maize: as given earlier,Uptake N,P,K, S, Ca, Mg micro nutrients,Other parameters: Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis

2.      

 

ARJIA/ NM/ MAIZ/ 2013-16/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI&

Co PIs

BSK

RKS

Title

Integrated nutrient management in different  maize based cropping system  under dryland conditions

Objectives :

·   To find out sustainable  cropping system to improve crop productivity and soil health

·   To assess the most economical INM practice under different maize based cropping system

Crop/Treatments

 (A) Croping system :

(i) Maize – Maize

(ii) Maize-  Blackgram

(iii) Maize +   Blackgram  - Maize

(iv) Maize +   Blackgram  - Maize +   Blackgram 

(B)Nutrient Management:

(i)100 % RDF

(ii) 75 % RDF + FYM /@ 5t/ha  + biofertilizers

(iii) 50% RDF +  FYM 

@5t/ha  + Bio fertilizers

Observations/Analysis

Soil :OC, N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg micro nutrients, Nutrient use efficiency,  Carbon balance, Nutrient balance,Plant :Intercropping system: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,Uptake N,P,K, S, Ca, Mg micro nutrients,Other parameters: Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis

 

S. No

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

BS/

EM/

CROP/

2000-LT/

OS

 

PI&Co-PIs

AK

STS

SCS

VK

VS

 

Title:Effect of tillage and sources of N on the crop productivity in maize-wheat sequence under dryland condition

Objectives:   To study the effect of tillage and fertilizer sources on productivity of rainfed maize and wheat

·         To study the long term effect of tillage and fertilizer on soil physico-chemical properties of soil and carbon sequestration

·         To study the build-up and shift in weed flora

Crop/Treatments:  Crops:  Maize, Wheat

Treatments : Tillage

T1: Conventional tillage (CT) + interculture

T2: Reduced tillage (50% CT) +   interculture

T3: Reduced tillage (50% CT)  +  interculture + Herbicide

A.    Fertilizer

F1: 100% N (organic)

F2: 50% N (organic) + 50% N (inorganic) 

F3: 100% N (inorganic)

Split plot, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Maize and Wheat: As given earlier,Input & output energy Crop seasonal rainfall, Economic analysis,Initial and find soil analysis,C and nutrient balance

2.

BS/

EM/

CROP/

2008-13/

OS

PI&Co-PIs

STS

AK

SCS

VK

VS

 

 

Title:Effect of precision leveling on runoff and soil loss in maize-wheat system under rainfed condition

Objectives:To compare the runoff and soil loss in precision and traditional leveling

·   To measure the effect of precision land leveling on crop yield

·   To determine the frequency of precision leveling

Crop/Treatments:  Crops:  Maize, wheat

Treatments : Land leveling

1. Precision leveling (flat)   

2. Precision leveling (mild slope)

3. Traditional leveling 

RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Maize and Wheat: As given earlier,Runoff and soil loss ,Soil moisture contents ,Input & output energy,Crop seasonal rainfall, Economic analysis

3.

BS/

EM/

CROP/

2010-LT/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI&Co-PIs

AK

STS

VS

SCS

VK

 

 

Title:Effect of Rotavator and INM on maize-wheat cropping system under rainfed conditions

Objectives: To study the effect of rotavator and N sources on the productivity of maize and wheat

·           To study the long-term effect of rotavator and N sources on the physico-chemical properties of soil and carbon sequestration

Crop/Treatments: Crops:  Maize, Wheat

Treatments : Tillage

T1: Conventional tillage

T2: Rotavator 

  1. Sources of   Nitrogen

F1: Control

F2: 40 kg N/ha (inorganic)

F3: 80 kg N/ha

F4: 20 kg N/ha (compost) + 20 kg N/ha (Inorganic)

F5: 40 kg N/ha (compost) + 40 kg N/ha (Inorganic)

F6: 20 kg N/ha (compost) + 20 kg N/ha (greenleaf)   Split plot, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Maize and Wheat: As given earlier,Input & output energy,Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis,Bulk density,Nutrient analysis

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

BIJA/ EM/

CROP/ 2000 - LT/ OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

IMS

SBK

Title:Low till farming strategies for resource conservation and improving soil

quality for sorghum-sunflower yearly rotational system

Crop/Treatments

Crop :

Tillage Practices

T1 –  Conventional Tillage – CT

T2 - Low Till – LT1, 2 harrowing (15 days before sowing+  + 1 hoeing (45 DAS) + 1 hand weeding 45 DAS)

T3 - Low Till – LT2, 1 harrowing  (15 days before sowing)  + 1hoeing (45 DAS)+ 1weedicide (Pre emergence to weeds – weedicide varies as per the crop )

Nutrient supply

T1- Sunhemp incorporation @ 5 t/ha

T2- Sunhemp incorporation @ 2.5 t/ha +  50% RDN through fertilizer + RD of P/K

T3- 100% RDN through fertilizer + RD of P/K

T4- Farmers’ practice

T5- Farmers’ practice + sunhemp green manuring 

Split plot,  3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Soil : Soil fertility status ,Plant : Yield of crop

2.

BIJA/

EM/

CROP/

2012-15/

OS

 

 

 

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

MSS

SBK

VSS

SVN

Title:Evaluation of different automatic seed drills for major crops of Bijapur district.

Objectives:

·         To evaluate different tractor and bullock drawn automatic seed drillsl

·         To calibrate, make the necessary correction in the design of the seed drill to suit the local condition

·         To demonstrate and popularize the automatic seed drills at farmer’s level

Crop/Treatments

Crops :  Greengram, Pigeonpea, Sunflower, Sorghum and Chickpea

A. Tractor drawn seed drill

T1 : CRIDA tractor drawn seed drill

T2 : Ordinary tractor drawn seed drill

B. Bullack drawn seed drill

T1  : CRIDA seed drill

T2 CIAE seed drill

T3 : Ordinary seed drill

RBD,   4 Reps (Large plots)

Observations/Analysis

Crops – as given earlier and also observations on

seed germination per center plant stand at vegetables stages,Draft (bullock drawn seed drills only), Energy requirement,  seed metering indices,  yield and soil moisture calculation ,Input & output energy,Economic analysis

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

BNCA/

CS/

CROP/

2013-15 /OS

 

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

DS

PKS

PN

RD

HB

PS1

Title:Comparative study on Maize-based double cropping systems under rainfed upland situations of Assam north bank zone water

Objectives:To find out suitable Maize –based double cropping system

To find out productivity and profitability of each system

soil nutrient status before and after each cropping

Crop/Treatments:Treatments:

       Kharif   Rabi

T1-  Maize –Toria

T2-  Maize – Lathyrus

T3 – Maize – Pea

T4 -  Maize - Lentil

T5 – Maize - Linseed

T6-   Maize – Buckwheat

T7-   Maize – Mustard

T8 – Maize - Niger

T9-   Maize- Maize

T10-  Maize - Rajmah

T11 – Maize -Potato

T12–  Maize – Horsegram

Varieties:Recommended  varieties

Design-RBD, 3Reps

Observations/Analysis:

 Soil: (All crops):Moisture availability at different crop growing stages. Initial soil physic-chemical properties, OC, pH, SN,SP,SK  and Uptake N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg. Plant : Maize (Kharif)

No. of plant/m2,Plant height,No.of cob/plant,Days to 50%  flowering,Days to Maturity,Seed yield, 100 Seed Weight,Economics,RWUECrop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, (All rabi crops except potato)No. of plant/m2,No. of pod/plant,Days to 50%  flowering,Days to Maturity,Seed yield, 100 Seed Weight,Economics, RWUE,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, Potato : No.of haulms/hill,No.of tubers/hill,Tuber yield/hill,Tuber yield/ha ,Maize Equivalent Yield for each treatments,Days to Maturity,Economics,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop,

RWUE

2.

BNCA/

CS/

CROP

/2013-15/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

DS

PKS

PN

RD

HB

PS1

 

Title:Effect of Fertility levels on yield and economics of sesame based intercropping system

Objectives:

To find out the optimum fertilizer requirement of sesame based intercropping   system

To assess the productivity and profitability intercropping system in sesame

Crop/Treatments:

Treatments:

Intercropping System (IC)

 Sesame + Greengram (1:1)

Sesame + Greengram (2:2)

Sesame + Blackgram (1:1)

   Sesame +Blackgram (2:2)

Fertility Levels (N-P-K, kg/ha) :

F1= 30:20:20

F2= 15:35:0

F3= 30:35:20

Varieties :

Sesame   : ST-1683

Green gram  : SG-1

Black gram   : T-9

RBD, 3 Reps Design: 

Observations/Analysis

Soil: (All crops)Moisture availability at different crop growing stages,Initial soil properties,  pH, OC, SN, SP, SK, and Uptake N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg.Plant: Sesame,Green gram and Black gram:Days to 50 % flowering,Plant height,No. of branches/plant,Pods/Capsules per plant,Seed Yield,1000 Seed Weight ,LER,Economics,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spell Sesame Equivalent Yield


3.

BNCA/

CS/

POTAT

O/2013-

2015/

OS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

DS

PKS

GM

PN

HB

PS1

 

Title:Effect of planting time on local small tuber potato varieties to improved varieties under rainfed condition of Assam.

Objective: To find out suitable local small tuber potato variety for the NBPZ of Assam in terms of Yield and Economics

To find out suitable planting time for local  small tuber potato variety

Crop/Treatments:

Treatments:

Varieties  (3) : 

V1:Local  Red eyed

V2: Local  White eyed

V3: Recommended Check variety

Planting Time (4):

D1: 1st October

D2: 16th October

D3: 1 st November                           

D4: 16th November

Design: RBD (Factorial) with 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:

Soil:Moisture availability at different crop growing stages. Initial soil chemical properties viz. pH, OC, SN, SP, SK and Uptake N, P, K, S, Ca, Mg by crop.Potato : No.of haulms/hill,No.of tubers/hill,Tuber yield/hill,Tuber yield/ha,Days to Maturity,Economics,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, RWUE

4.

BNCA/

CS/

BAMB/

2011-2015/OS

 

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

MKS

DS

HB

HC

 

Identification and development of a bamboo based agro-horticultural system under upland ecosystem (Turmeric or any high value crops).

Objectives:

To identify model bamboo based intercropping system.

To develop a profitable bamboo based agri-horticultural system for upland situation.

Crop/Treatments

Commercial bamboo species will be grown with different agri-horticultural crops suitable for upland ecosystem.

Main Crop: Bamboo species

Inter crops:

Turmeric, Toria, Colocasia, Ginger, Medicinal and aromatic plants

Observations/Analysis:

Bamboo: specfic observations

Intercrops:

Crop specific observations along with RWUE,Economics,

Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Economic analysis

5

BNCA/AG-3/2013-15/OS

 

 

 

 

 

Title:Intercropping of ginger and pigeon pea under different microclimate

Objectives:

To identify suitable microclimate for intercropping of  ginger with pigeon pea.

To study the weather – pest -disease relationship in different microclimate in  intercropping of Ginger and pigeon pea.

To study the yield advantage and different completion functions of intercropping

Crop/Treatments:

Crops: Pigeonpea , Ginger

T1. Ginger + Pigeonpea (long duration variety)

T2. Ginger + Pigeon pea (short duration variety)

T3: Ginger sole

Varieties:

Ginger: Jati (local)

Pigeonpea: i. BC (local)  (250 days)

  ii. ICPL 88039  (213 days)

Date of Sowing :3

RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Days to maturity for  sole crops,Days to maturity  for  intercrops,Grain/Seed yield of Sole crops,Stalk yield of Sole crops,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,Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Economic analysis

6

BNCA/CS/CROP/2013-15/ OS(RARS_NL)

 

 

 

  PI & Co-PIs

DS

TCM

SM

PKS

PN

MM

PS1

(To be conducted under medium low land situation at RARS, North Lakhimpur)

Title:Relay cropping of rabi pulses with kharif rice under rainfed medium low land situation of NBPZ Assam.

Objectives: To find out feasibility of rabi pulses as relay crop under rainfed medium low land situation of NBPZ Assam.

To find out optimum sowing time and seed rate for relay crops in kharif rice .

To find out yield and economics of each system

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Rice, Lathyrus, Pea and Lentil (Recommended varities)

Treatments:

Cropping Patterns :

T1: Kharif rice- Lathyrus

T2: Kharif rice – Pea

T3: Kharif rice – Lentil

Sowing Methods:

S1: Sowing 15 days before harvest of kharif rice

S2: Sowing at the time of harvest of kharif rice

Seed Rates for relay crops:

R1 : 100 % recommended

R: 150 %

recommended

RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Soil: All crops: Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Initial physic-chemical properties of soil, pH, OC, SN, SP, SK and uptake of nutriens. Plant: Rice: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,RWUE,Plant: lathyrus, pea , lentil,Days to 50 % flowering,Plant height,No. of branches/plant,Pods/Plant,Seed Yield,100 Seed Weight ,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, duration of each dry spl (mention days and month),RWUE

7.

BNCA/CS/CROP/2013-15/ OS(RARS_NL)

 

PI & Co-PIs

PN

SM

DS

MKS

GM

MM

PS

TCM

KKS

RR

 

(To be conducted under medium low land situation at RARS, North Lakhimpur and AICRPDA,BNCA centre)

Title:Modelling crop growth parameters and yield of rice and potato in a rice-potato cropping sequence.

Objectives :

To study the effect of microclimate on yield.

To develop model input parameters for

running crop simulation model viz., DSSAT

To forecast crop-yield.

Crop/Treatments:

Crop : Rice and Potato

Variety :

(a) Rice- Luit, Mulagabhoru or TTB-404 and Ranjit

(b) Potato - Kufri Jyoti and Pokhraj

Treatment

Observations/Analysis

Plant:

Rice: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

Potato : No.of haulms/hill,No.of tubers/hill,Tuber yield/hill,Tuber yield/ha ,Days to Maturity,Economics,Crop Seasonal Rainfall (mm) ,No. of Dry spells and at what stage of crop, RWUE,Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Economic analysis

 

 

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Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

CHIA/EM/ MAIZ/2011-13

 OS

 

PI&Co-Pls

 

PK,AS

MSY

 

Long

term

Title: Tillage and fertilizer requirement for maize

Objectives:

·         To find out the long term effect  of low till system

·         To assess the impact of low till system on crop yield

·         To find out the appropriate practices under low till system

Crop/Treatments

Crop:-Maize

Tillage

M1: Off seasonal tillage+Conventional tillage+2 hand weeding

M2: Low tillage+ 2 hand weeding

M3: Low tillage+weedicide+ 1 hand weeding

Fertilizer

F1: FYM@8 t.ha(compost)

F2:  FYM@4 t.ha (compost) +20:15:10(NPK)kg/ha

F3: 40:30:20(NPK) Kg/ha Split plot, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Cob/Plant, Length of cob(cm),Days to maturity,1000grainWeight,CropSeasional Rainfall, No. of Dryspell and what stage of crops, Duration of each Dryspell (mention days and month), economic analysis ,RWUE

2.

CHIA/EM/CROP/2010-13

OS

PI&Co-Pls

 

AS

MSY

Title: Performance of rabi crops in zero tilled condition under medium land situation

Objective:

To assess productivity and profitability of sown with zero tilled condition under medium land situation

Crop/Treatments

Crops: (Rice in kharif followed by)

T1: safflower

T2: Linseed

T3: Mustard

T4: Toria

T5: Chickpea

T6: Niger

T7: Fieldpea

T8: Wheat

RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Safflower:Days to maturity, Seed yield, 100SeedWeight,Economics,Crop Seasonal Rainfall(mm), No. of Dry spells and what stage of crops, Duration of each Dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Linseed: Days to 50% flowering, Pod/ Plant, Days to maturity, Seed Yield, 100Seed Weight, economics , Crop Seasonal Rainfall(mm), No. of Dry spells and what stage of crops, Duration of each Dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Chickpea:Days to 50% flowering, Pod/Plant,Days to maturity, Seed yield,Stalk yield, 100SeedWeight, Economics, Crop seasonal rainfall(mm) , No. of Dry spells and what stage of crops, Duration of each Dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

Mustard/Toria/Niger: Days to 50% flowering, Days to maturity, Seed Yield, Economics, Crop Seasonal Rainfall(mm), No. of Dry spells and what stage of crops, Duration of each Dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1

 

FAIZ/ EM/ 

RICE

2012-14/

OS

 

PI & Co-PIs

HCS

OPR

NK

AKS

Title:Tillage management for increasing in-situ moisture conservation and enhancing productivity of rice under rainfed condition.

·   Increasing in-situ moisture conservation of the field

Crop/Treatments

Crop :  Rice

T1- Deep ploughing (30 cm) with MB plough + 2 harrowing

T2- Sub soiling (35 cm) in cross pass with sub soiler in cross pass + 2 harrowing

T3-Shallow ploughing with Rotavator

T4-Shallow ploughing with Cultivator

T5-Shallow ploughing with Disc harrow.

T6  Farmers practice

RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Energy Input  and Energy Output balance, observations, Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel  saved, RWUE,economics,Energy Balance,Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis

 

S.

No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

INDO/

EM/

SOYB/

1999 - LT/

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SKS

HST

AU

 

Title

Tillage and nutrient management for rainfed soybean in Malwa region

Objectives:

·   To work out appropriate practices for the success of minimum till system.

·   To assess the impact of low till system on crop yields.

·   To study long term impact of low till systems on soil quality

·   To quantify the energy savings with low till system.

Crop/Treatments

Crops:  Soybean

Treatments :

T1: CT + RF (-OT) + HW

T2: CT + RF (+OT) + HW

T3: LT + 4t/ha straw + HW

T4: LT + 4t/ha straw + Hb

T5: LT + 4t/ha Compost +HW

T6: LT + 4t/ha Compost +Hb

T7: LT+ 2 t/ha Gliricidia

        green   leaves +Hb

T8: LT+2 t/ha Gliricidia

       green  leaves+HW

RBD;      4 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Soybean: as given earlier,Input & output energy,Economic analysis,Carbon balance nutrient balance nodulation/no, FW, DW

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

JPUR/ EM/MAIZ/2013-LT/OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

GKS

DST

AKT

 

 

Title: Effect of reduced tillage with different weed and fertilizer management options on maize productivity under midland farming situation of  Bastar Plateau.

Objectives:

·   Effect of reduced tillage on maize performance.

·   Identification of appropriate nutrient management practice under reduced tillage system

Crop/Treatments

Crop: Maize 

Treatments:

Tillage:

M1 :  Summer ploughing + conventional tillage + two hand weedings

M2 : Reduced tillage + 2 hand weedings

M3 : Low tillage + weedicide application + hand  weeding

Fertilizer :

F1 : FYM @ 8 t/ha

F2 : FYM @ 4 t/ha + 50% RDF

F3 : 100 % RDF

Observations/Analysis

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,Input & output energy,Economic analysis,(Soil analysis initial and after 3/5 years)

2.

JPUR/

EM/UL RICE/

2013-15/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

AKT

GKS

DST

Title:Integrated weed management in upland situation under dryland condition

Objectives:

·                  To study  weed control efficiency by different treatments

·                  To study  methods of weed management under rainfed condition

·                  To evaluate the economics

·                  To evaluate the energy

Crop/Treatments

Treatments:

T1 – Pre emergency (Sathi)

T2 – Hand weeding at 25 DAS

T3 – Post emergence (Nomini gold)

T4 – Absolute control

T5 – T1 + Hand weeding at 25 DAS

T6 – T3 + Hand weeding at 25 DAS

T7 – Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

T8 – T1 + Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

T9 – T2 + Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

T10 – T3 + Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

RBD, 3 reps

Plot size : 8mX 7m (56 m2)

Observations/Analysis

RWUE , 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,Economic analysis

Weed dry matter and weed control efficiency at different stages,Weed index

3.

 

JPUR/

EM/ML RICE/

2013-15/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

AKT

GKS

DST

 

 

 

 

Title:Integrated weed management in midland situation under dryland condition

Objectives:

·         To study  weed control efficiency by different treatments

·         To study  best methods of weed management under rainfed condition

·         To evaluate the economics

·         To evaluate the energy

Crop/Treatments

Treatments:

T1 – Pre-emergence (Sathi)

T2 – Hand weeding at 25 DAS

T3 – Post emergence (Nomini gold)

T4 – Absolute control

T5 – T1 + Hand weeding at 25 DAS

T6 – T3 + Hand weeding 25 DAS

T7 – Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

T8 – T1 + Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

T9 – T2 + Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

T10 – T3 + Mechanical weeding at 25 DAS

RBD, 3 reps

Plot size : 8m X 7m (56 m2 )

Observations/Analysis

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,Crop seasonal rainfall

Economic analysis,Weed dry matter and weed control efficiency at different stages

Weed index

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1

PARB/

EM/

CROP/

2011 - LT/

OS

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

MSP

SBC

AKG

 

Title

Tillage and nutrient management for cotton + soybean intercropping

Objectives:

·         To assess the impact of low tillage system and nutrient management on crop yield   

·         To study long term effect of tillage and nutrients on crop yield and physical properties of soil

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Cotton + soybean

Cotton Bt. + soybean (MAUS-71)

Treatments :

A  Tillage

T1 : Conventional tillage

T2 : Reduced tillage + interculture

T3 : Reduced tillage + herbicide +   interculture

B    Nutrient management

N1: FYM @ 5 t/ha

N2: Vermicompost @ 3 t/ha

N3 - FYM @ 2.5 t/ha

N4 - 50% RDF  + Vermicompost @ 1.5 t/ha

N5 - 100% RDF (inorganic) 

        Split Plot, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Intercropping system: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,Input & output energy, Crop seasonal rainfall, Economic analysis

2.

PARB/ EM/

CROP/

2008/

OS

 

 

 

PI & Co-PIs

MSP

SBC

AKG

 

Title:Evaluation of tillage practices for important cropping systems under rainfed condition

Objectives:

1.     To study the effect of tillage practices on productivity of important cropping systems    

2.     To study the long term effect of tillage practices and state of mechanization on yield of rainfed crops

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Sorghum, Pigeonpea, Soybean, Cotton

Treatments :

A  Cropping systems

C1 - Sorghum + pigeonpea (4:2)

C2 - Soybean + pigeonpea  (4:2)

C3 - Cotton + soybean (1:1)

B  Tillage

T1 - Shallow tillage with animal drawn implements

T2 - Conventional tillage with animal     drawn implements

T3 - Conventional tillage with  tractor drawn implements

T4 - Shallow tillage with tractor    drawn implements

       RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Input  &  output energy,Intercropping systems: as given earlier

 

S.

No

Code

 

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

RAJK/

EM/

CROP/

2009 - 14/

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

GRS

PDV

JTP

KNA

Title:Documentation on status of improved local farm implements / machines in Saurashtra

Objectives:

·   Collection and documentation of indigenous farm implements and machines for carrying field operations.

·   To identify the constraint of the indigenous farm implements for possible refinement

Crop/Treatments

Documentation

Forty talukas of 5 districts will be selected

for survey  of indigenous Agricultural implements.

Observations/Analysis

Details of implements, cost of the implements, use for crops.

·         Implement wise use in villages

·         Profitability

·         Energy efficiency

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

RAKH/ EM/ 

CROP/

2000-14/

OS

PI&Co-PIs

 

MS

VA

BS

JK

SR

VG

(Continue)

Title

Tillage and nutrient management for resource conservation and improving soil quality

Objectives:

       ·         To assess the impact of low till system and nutrient management on crop yield

 ·         To study the long term changes in soil chemical and physical parameters and their effect on crop productivity, sustainability and soil quality over years.

 ·         To quantify the energy saving with low till system

To work out

·         appropriate practices for the success of minimum till system

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Maize-Wheat

Treatments :

A  Tillage 

1: Conventional tillage + interculture

2: Low tillage + interculture

3: Low tillage + weedicide +

    interculture

B Fertilizer

1: 100% N (organic)

2: 50% N (organic) + 50% N (inorganic)

3: 100% N (inorganic)

  Split plot, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Maize: as given earlier

Wheat:Tillers/Plant,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

 

S.

No.

  Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1

REWA/

EM/

SOYB/

2000 - LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

 

DPD

SMK

VDD

 Title:Tillage and nutrient management  for soybean under rainfed conditions

Objective:

·   To assess the effect of treatments of tillage and nutrient combinations on productivity, profitability and sustainability of soybean

Crop/Treatments

Crop: Soybean

Treatments :

A Tillage

1.     Conventional tillage+

 interculture

 2.  Low tillage + interculture

 3. Low tillage + weedicide

     +     interculture

 B Fertilizer

1.     100% N (FYM @  8 t/ha)

2.     50% N (organic) + 50% N  (inorganic)

3.      100% N  (inorganic)

    RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Soybean : as given earlier

Input & output energy

2

REWA/

EM/

CROP/

2011 - 14/

OS

 

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

ASP

Title:Design and development of seed drills for intercropping

Objectives:

·   Design and development of seed drill for intercropping

·   To evaluate the performance of seed drill

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Wheat, mustard, soybean, pigeonpea, chickpea 

Treatments :

T1: 3 rows soybean + 2 rows   pigeonpea

T2: 4 rows soybean + 2 rows   pigeonpea

T3: 4 rows wheat + 2 rows

       chickpea

T4: 4 rows wheat + 2 rows

        mustard   

      RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Intercropping systems: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

Input & output energy,Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

SKNA/

EM/

CBEA/

2007 - 14/

OS

 

 

PI &

Co-PI

RNS

NIP

CRK

 

Title

Evaluation of different resource conservation equipment for sustainable crop production under rainfed condition

Objectives:

 I.    To find out the most suitable resource conservation equipment for cluster bean/ pearlmillet

II.     To popularize the resource conservation technology among farmers of North Gujarat

Crop/Treatments

Crop : Clusterbean

Treatments:(Sowing implement)

i.  Zero till drill

ii. Strip till drill

iii. Roto till drill

iv. Raised bed planter

v.  Control (Farmers     method)

     RBD, 4 Reps

Observations/Analysis

Soil :Initial soil fertility and final

Soil physical and chemical properties, BD, Runoff and soil loss

Clusterbean: Seed  germination, plant stand, 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,Input & output energy

Other parameters:

 Moisture availability at different crop growing stages, Economic analysis

 

S. No.

Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1.

SOLA/ EM/ SORG/

2005 - LT/

OS

 

PI &

Co-PIs

BDT

ABP

VAS

RVS

JRK

Title

Tillage requirement and nutrient management for rabi sorghum under vertisols

Objectives:

·  To find out the low cost tillage and nutrient management practices for rabi sorghum

·  To find out effect of tillage on soil quality

·  To minimize the dependence on chemical fertilizers

·  To find out energy saving in sustainable rabi sorghum production system

Crop/Treatments

Crops: Rabi sorghum

Treatments :

 Tillage

T1: Low tillage-sowing with seed drill &     Light harrowing after sowing    (Rasani)-SSDH

T2: Medium tillage -1 harrowing + SSDH      +1 hoeing

T3: Conventional tillage + ploughing     once in 3 years +1 harrowing + ridges    & furrows + 1 harrowing + SSDH + 3     hoeings

Fertilizer

N1: 50 kg N/ha (50 % crop residue  +    50 % green leaf)   (CR: sorghum byre waste)

N2: 25 kg N/ ha organics (50% crop residue + 50% green leaf +      fertilizer 25 kg/ha N (urea) + 12.5   kg/ha P2O5 (SSP)

N3: 50 kg N + 25 kg P2O5/ha (urea + granular SSP)

 Split plot, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:

Sorghum as above:Energy Input  and Energy Output balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE

economics

·         Initial and final soil analysis

·         Carbon balance

·         Energy balance

Input & output energy,Economic analysis

2.

SOLA/

IWM/

PIGE/2013/

OS 

 

 

 

 

PI &

Co-PIs

SVP

BDK

JRK

 

Title:Integrated weed management in kharif pigeonpea under dry land condition

Objectives:

·         To find out the suitable weed management practice for Kharif pigeon pea crop.

·         To study the efficacy of weedicide in controlling weeds .

·          To work out necessary returns from different treatments

Crop/Treatments

Treatments :

T-1 : Weedy check

T-2 : Weed free check (2 hoeing + 2 HW)

T3 : (PE) Pendimethalin (Stomp 30% EC)

T4 : (PE) Oxyflurofen (Gol 23.5% EC)

T5 : (POE) Quizolofop ethyl (Teraga super 5% EC)

T6 : (POE) Imazethyper  (Pursuit 10% EC)

T7 : (PE) Pendimethalin  followed by (POE) Quizolofop

T8 : (PE) Pendimethalin  followed by (POE) Imazethyper

T9 : (PE) Oxyflurofen followed by (POE) Quizolofop

T10 : (PE) Oxyflurofen followed by (POE) Imazethyper

T11 : (PE) Pendimethalin  followed by ( 2 Hand weedings)

T12 : (PE) Oxyflurofen followed by (2 Hand weedings)

RBD,   3 Reps

Observations/Analysis

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 ,Crop seasonal rainfall,Economic analysis,Weed dry matter and weed control efficiency at different stages ,Weed index

 

S.

No.

  Code

Title/Objectives/ Crop/Treatments/ Observations/Analysis

1

VARA/

EM/ CROP/ 2012/

OS

 

PI & Co-PIs

AKN

ND

 

Title

Evaluation of devices/ implements   for enhancing energy use efficiency

Objectives:

·   Assessing performance of seeding devices on stand  establishment

·   Monitoring moisture & nutrient use efficiency

·   Option of modifying the functional component

·   Energy savings

·   Performance index

Crop/Treatments

Crop: Pearlmillet (MBH-163)

Treatments :

T1  Broadcasting

T2  Sowing by raised bed planter

T3  Sowing by ridger seeder

 T4 Sowing by seed   drill

     RBD, 3 Reps

Observations/Analysis:Tillers/Plant,Grain Weight/ Earhead (g) ,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, duration of each dry spell (mention days and month),RWUE,Economic analysis

Implements:Energy Input  and Energy Output balance,observations,Field capacity of the implement,Time saved (hrs),Labour saved,Fuel saved,RWUE,economics

 

         

 

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