International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part J (2015)
Effect of raised bed planting method of maize under sandy loam soil of West Tripura
Dipankar Dey, Dipak Nath, Phani Bhusan Jamatia
A field experiment was conducted on sandy loam soil of North Pulinpur ADC Village of un divided West Tripura district of Tripura for maize cultivation on raised beds as well as in flat beds. It was observed that available water retention capacity (AWRC) did not vary appreciably with bulk density in both the cases. Again, low water stress was observed under raised bed planting as compare to conventional planting method. Field saturated hydraulic conductivity at 10 cm soil depth was 3 times of its value of 0.37 cm/hr under conventional planting. Root length density was also more in upper 45 cm in beds due to porous soil environment. Yield obtained from raised bed planting method was quite higher than that of conventional system of planting with less use of water. These results thus suggested that raised bed planting is superior to conventional planting as it had better water availability and improved soil physical condition which led to enhanced root growth, and higher maize yield.
How to cite this article:
Dipankar Dey, Dipak Nath, Phani Bhusan Jamatia. Effect of raised bed planting method of maize under sandy loam soil of West Tripura. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(7): 561-563.