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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1091) Last page : (1093)
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Root Growth of Rainfed Groundnut as Influenced by Different Moisture Conservation Practices

G. Rajitha1*, G. Prabhakara Reddy2, A. Muneendra Babu3 and P. Sudhakar4
PG1 Student, Professor2, Associate Professor 3, Professor4
Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Department of Agricultural Extension,
S. V. Agricultural College, Tirupati 517502, A. P.



The primary constraint for agricultural development in dry regions is lack of suitable technology for soil and water management under varied rainfall conditions. In many areas, the total precipitation is sufficient for one and in some cases for two good crops per year. However, the rainfall patterns are erratic and extended droughts are common. Hence, the present investigation was carried out at S.V.Agricultural College, Tirupati between June 29 to October 17 during kharif, 2016-17 to study the effect of in-situ moisture conservation practices on root growth of rainfed groundnut (Arachis hypogaea). The results of the study shown that maximum root length (cm) and root dry weight (gm) was observed with broad bed and furrow method of moisture conservation practice. Significantly higher and consistent availability of soil moisture was recorded by broad bed and furrows which resulted in increased root length of groundnut over conventional tillage. Hence, broad bed and furrow method was found to be the best practice for enhanced soil moisture availability as compared to other conservation practices.

Key words: Broad bed and furrow system, Groundnut, Root growth, Rainfed.

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Cite this article: Rajitha, G., Prabhakara Reddy, G., Muneendra Babu, A. and Sudhakar, P., Root Growth of Rainfed Groundnut as Influenced by Different Moisture Conservation Practices, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 6(2): 1091-1093 (2018). doi: