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Corroborated Economic Viability of Acridity Free Elephant Foot Yam Introduction with Spice Intercropping under Sloppy Foot Hills of Imphal-East
Ravi Kiran Thirumdasu1*, A.K. Bijaya Devi2 and Momoko Thokchom3
1Department of Vegetable and Spice Crops, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
2Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal – 795004, Manipur, India
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Initial study was conducted on acridity free elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus campanulatus Roxb. Blume) cv. Gajendra intercropping with spice crops (ginger and turmeric) under sloppy foot hills of Imphal-East, Manipur for economic viability. Elephant foot yam (13.02 tha-1), turmeric (42.84 t ha-1) and ginger (36.51 t ha-1) were recorded highest yield as sole crops. Among the intercropped treatments maximum income per rupee investment (4.07), monetary equivalent ratio (0.78) and per day returns (2535.83 Rs ha-1) was recorded in elephant foot yam intercropped with double row of turmeric. The result indicating that among the intercropping treatments, elephant foot yam cv. Gajendra with double row of turmeric would be appropriate to harvest non-acridity corms for nutritional security coupled with profitable returns from turmeric under sloppy foot hills of Imphal-East.

Keywords: Amorphophallus,B:C ratio,Intercropping,Monetary equivalent ratio,Per day returns,Spice crops
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Thirumdasu, R. K., Bijaya Devi, A.K., Thokchom, M., 2016. Corroborated economic viability of acridity free elephant foot yam introduction with spice intercropping under sloppy foot hills of Imphal-East.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(3): 30-33. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.303.006
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