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LENTIL YIELD AS INFLUENCED BY DENSITY OF WHEAT INTER-CROPPING

 A. Khaliq1, M. Bismillah Khan2, M. Farrukh Saleem1 and S. I. Zamir1

1Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

 Abstract: Studies on agro-economic relationship of component crops in a lentil-wheat intercropping systems were conducted at the Agronomic Research Area, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad during the year 1996-97. Intercropping systems included lentil alone, lentil + one row of wheat, lentil + two rows of wheat, lentil + three rows of wheat, lentil + four rows of wheat and lentil alone. Lentil alone and wheat alone produced their maximum respective grain yields of 10.99 and 42.10 q ha-1 as compared to those recorded in various intercropping systems. While in terms of monetary gain, the highest net income of Rs.21680.13 ha-1 was obtained from an intercropping system of lentil + two rows of wheat as against the lowest of Rs. 10819.28 ha-1 in case of wheat alone.

 

Keywords: Lentil, Wheat density, Intercropping