Production potential and economics of mung bean in rice based cropping pattern in Sylhet region under AEZ 20

MI Nazrul, MK Hasan, MRI Mondal
2017 Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research  
<p>The study was conducted at the farmers field in Sylhet under AEZ 20 during three consecutive years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 to determine the productivity and profitability of cropping patterns viz., IP: improved pattern (Mung bean-T. aus-T. aman rice) and FP: farmer's pattern (Fallow-T. aus-T. aman rice) through incorporation of high yielding varieties and improved management practices. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with six dispersed replications.
more » ... replications. Results showed that the improve pattern with management practices provided 10.85 and 14.32% higher grain yield of T. aus and T. aman rice, respectively; also contributed more T. aman mean rice equivalent yield (11.81 t ha<sup>-1</sup>) compared to farmer's pattern. Mean sustainable yield index (77.63%), production efficiency (47.88 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>day<sup>-1</sup>), and land use efficiency (67.66%) were maximum in Mung bean-T. aus- T. aman rice cropping system. Similarly, the highest mean gross margin (Tk.126762 ha<sup>-1</sup>) with benefit cost ratio (2.10) was obtained from improved pattern. Three years results revealed that 42% extra cost provides an ample scope of considerable improvement of the productivity of improved pattern with the inclusion of Mungbean before T. aus rice.</p><p>Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 42(3): 413-424, September 2017</p>
doi:10.3329/bjar.v42i3.34500 fatcat:jsvq4r6btjf6bkqe5ekvc4k6fq