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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (480) Last page : (482)
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Evaluation of Profitable Alternate Crops for Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

S. Jaffar Basha*, V. Jayalakshmi, A. Trivikram Reddy, N. Kamakshi and S. Khayum Ahammed

Regional Agricultural Research Station, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
Nandyal-51850, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh
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Received: 2.11.2018  |  Revised: 7.12.2018   |  Accepted: 15.12.2018  



A field experiment was undertaken at Regional Agriculture Research Station, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh during rabi 2017-18 on vertisols to evaluate alternate crops to chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The present investigation was carried out with nine alternate crops to chickpea (jowar, sunflower, foxtail millet, blackgram, mustard, soyabean, safflower, greengram and coriander) sown at recommended plant geometry in randomized block design and replicated thrice. Among the different crops tried alternative to chickpea, green gram (19.93 q/ha), blackgram (16.58 q/ha), sunflower (15.10 q/ha), safflower (14.26 q/ha) and jowar (13.84 q/ha) recorded higher chickpea equivalent yield when compared to chickpea (10.49 q/ha).

 Key words:Chickpea, Alternate crops, Chickpea equivalent yield, Economics.

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Cite this article: Basha, S.J., Jayalakshmi, V., Trivikram Reddy, A., Kamakshi, N. and Khayum Ahammed, S., Evaluation of profitable alternate crops for chickpea (Cicer arietinum L), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 480-482 (2018). doi: