Preprint Article Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Effect of Sowing Date, Seed Rate and Row Spacing on Productivity and Profitability of Barley (Hordeum vulgare) in North India

Version 1 : Received: 30 January 2020 / Approved: 31 January 2020 / Online: 31 January 2020 (05:21:36 CET)

How to cite: Amarjeet, A.; Singh, B.; Kumar, J.; Kumar, M.; Sharma, R.; Kaushik, P. Effect of Sowing Date, Seed Rate and Row Spacing on Productivity and Profitability of Barley (Hordeum vulgare) in North India. Preprints 2020, 2020010380 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0380.v1). Amarjeet, A.; Singh, B.; Kumar, J.; Kumar, M.; Sharma, R.; Kaushik, P. Effect of Sowing Date, Seed Rate and Row Spacing on Productivity and Profitability of Barley (Hordeum vulgare) in North India. Preprints 2020, 2020010380 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0380.v1).

Abstract

The precise information regarding the date of sowing, seed rate and row spacing is critical for achieving yield targets and better economic returns of barley. Therefore here, we determined the information regarding the optimum date of sowing, seed rate, spacing and economic aspects for barley production. This study was conducted for three years, in north Indian plains. Early sowing date of barley (last week of October) recorded higher yield in comparison to late sown crop (3rd week of November). Moreover, the higher barley production proved more remunerative when sown early in the last week of October to the first week of November as compared to late sown the late sown crop. Furthermore, the enhanced seed rate of 10% then recommended did not affect the grain yield of barley. But, the closer spacing of 20 cm (row to row) produced higher grain yield (5.45 Mg ha-1 ) than the recommended spacing of 22.5 cm (5.30 Mg ha-1). Likewise, the economical parameters (net returns) were higher with 20 cm row spacing. Overall, this study determines the optimum date of sowing, seed rate and spacing for scoring better returns of barley crop under north Indian conditions.

Subject Areas

barley; sowing date; seed rate; row spacing; yield

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.