Development of Four Crop Based Cropping Pattern Mustard-Boro-T. Aus-T. Aman Against Fallow-Boro-Fallow-T. Aman Rice

Authors

  • Md. Nuruzzaman On-Farm Research Division, Agricultural Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh
  • Mahbuba Khanum Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
  • Md. Mahfuz Bazzaz Principal Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Wheat and Maize Research Institute, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh
  • Sheikh Istiaque On-Farm Research Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701, Bangladesh
  • Md. Zahidul Islam Deputy Manager Sales, Nature Care Mfg Industry Ltd. Bangladesh

Abstract

A trial was conducted at multi-location testing (MLT) site Ranigonj, Dinajpur and Ghoraghat, Dinajpur under On-Farn Research Division (OFRD) during 2015-16 and 2016-17 to develop an economically sustainable and profitable cropping patterns, viz. Mustard (var. BARI Sarisha-14)-Boro (var. BRRI dhan28)- T. Aus (var. BRRI dhan48)-T. Aman (var. BRRI dhan62) against the farmers existing pattern Fallow- Boro (var. BRRI dhan28)- T. Aman (var. Swarna)-Fallow. The experiment was carried out in RCB design with six dispersed replications. Over both locations two years average results showed that the highest rice equivalent yield 20.82 tha-1 was obtained from four crops pattern. The highest average gross return and gross margin of the four crops pattern were obtained Tk. 333160 ha-1 and Tk.146463 ha-1 which was 93.70% and 122.58% higher over farmers existing pattern. The mean marginal benefit cost ratio (MBCR) was found 2.03 which indicated the superiority of four crops pattern over the farmers existing pattern. Both locations two years result showed that Grain yield of inclusion T. Aus rice and mustard yield were satisfactory that indicates the superiority of the alternate pattern over the farmer’s practice. So, it could be grown one after another in a sequence in the farmers field of Dinajpur region in Bangladesh.

Published

2022-04-17

How to Cite

Md. Nuruzzaman, Khanum, M., Md. Mahfuz Bazzaz, Sheikh Istiaque, & Md. Zahidul Islam. (2022). Development of Four Crop Based Cropping Pattern Mustard-Boro-T. Aus-T. Aman Against Fallow-Boro-Fallow-T. Aman Rice. Journal of Agricultural Science & Engineering Innovation (JASEI), 2(2), 12-17. Retrieved from https://rsepress.com/index.php/jasei/article/view/66

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