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Crop and Water Productivity of Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris) Under Different Planting Methods and Irrigation Schedules
- Saini, K.S., Brar, NavjotSingh
- Agricultural research 2018 v.7 no.1 pp. 93-97
- Beta vulgaris, field experimentation, irrigation scheduling, planting, sugar beet, winter
- A field experiment was carried out at Ludhiana during Rabi (winter cropping season) 2013–14 to study the performance of sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) under different planting methods and irrigation schedules. Highest Root yield and water productivity was recorded under planting method 2R/Bed (70.67 t ha⁻¹ and 17.6 Kg m⁻³) and under irrigation scheduling I₀.₈ (67.29 t ha⁻¹ and 18.8 Kg m⁻³). The interaction between planting methods and irrigation scheduling shows that the planting method 2R/Bed with irrigation schedule of I₁.₀ and 2R/Bed with I₀.₈ recorded the highest root yield (77.87 t ha⁻¹ & 75.40 t ha⁻¹) and water productivity (19.5 Kg m⁻³ & 21.5 Kg m⁻³). It is concluded that planting sugarbeet as 2 rows per Bed and scheduling irrigation at IW/CPE ratio 0.8 and 1.0 produce maximum yield and water productivity.