Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Mahanandi
A field experiment was conducted to study the growth and yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under different sowing beds, on sandy loam soils at College Farm, Agricultural College, Mahanandi campus of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University during rabi, 2021-2022. The experiment was laid out in split-plot design with nine treatments and replicated thrice. The results revealed that sowing beds didn’t show any significant influence on plant height, 100 seed weight, haulm yield and harvest index. Significantly higher number of branches and dry matter production was registered with broad bed and furrow with paired rows than flat bed and ridge and furrow. Broad bed & furrow with paired rows recorded significantly greater number of pods per plant and seed yield than flatbed and was at par with ridge and furrow. Two irrigations each at 30 and 50 DAS found significant influence on plant height and number of branches plant-1, dry matter production, number of pods plant-1, seed yield and haulm yield than one irrigation at 30 DAS and rainfed.
KEYWORDS: Chickpea, sowing beds, irrigation levels, rabi, yield.