S. JAFFAR BASHA*, V. JAYALAKSHMI, S. KHAYUM AHAMMED, N. KAMAKSHI AND A. TRIVIKRAM REDDY
Regional Agricultural Research Station, ANGRAU, Nandyal-518502, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Field investigation was undertaken for two consecutive years (2017-18 and 2018 -19) at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh during rabi on vertisols to estimate growth parameters, yield attributes and yield of chickpea varieties relative to irrigation and phosphorus levels under rainfed condition. The experiment was carried out in split split plot design with two irrigation levels (without irrigation and with irrigation) as main plots, two varieties (Desi -NBeG 49 and Kabuli – NBeG 119) as sub plots and four phosphorus levels (0, 25, 50, 75 kg ha-1) as sub sub plots with three replications. Significantly higher number of pods (30.2 plant-1), seed yield (1628 kg ha-1) and net returns (Rs 46,768 ha-1) were recorded with application of irrigation when compared to without irrigation (24.8 plant-1, 1256 kg ha-1 and Rs 30,795 ha-1). NBeG 49 recorded higher number of pods (32.2 plant-1) and seed yield (1580 kg ha-1) when compared to NBeG 119 (22.7 plant-1 and 1305 kg ha-1). Phosphorus levels did not exert any significant influence on growth parameters, yield attributes and seed yield of chickpea.
Chickpea, irrigation, varieties, phosphorus, seed yield