Productivity and profitability of sugarcane with lentil-sesame sequential intercropping under High Ganges River Flood Plain soils of Bangladesh

Md Shariful Islam1* and M Obaidul Islam2 

*1Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Regional Station, Thakurgaon-5102, Bangladesh,2Department of Crop Botany, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh 

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Article history: Received: 10.01.2021, Accepted: 20.02.2021, Published: Online: 28.02.2021

To cite this article: Islam MS and Islam MO. 2021. Productivity and profitability of sugarcane with lentil-sesame sequential intercropping under High Ganges River Flood Plain soils of Bangladesh. Intl. J. Agric. Med. Plants. 2(1): 31-42.


An experiment was conducted at Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute farm, Pabna, Bangladesh to find out productivity and profitability of sugarcane with lentil-sesame sequential intercropping. The experiment was laid out in two factor Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replication. One factor consisted of four spacing of sugarcane along with row number of intercrops. They were- S1  (Sugarcane row to row spacing (RRS) 80 cm + 1 row of lentil – 1 row of sesame), S2 (Sugarcane RRS 100 cm + 2 rows of lentil -2 rows of sesame), S3 (Sugarcane RRS 120 cm + 3 rows of lentil – 3 rows of sesame) and S4 (Sole sugarcane with RRS 100 cm). Another factor consisted of C0 (non leaf cutting and C1 (leaf cutting) of sugarcane. The highest plant height was observed in S3C0 treatment. The highest LAI, TDM and cane yield were found in S2C0 treatment. The number of tiller and millable cane were the highest S1C0 treatment. Brix (%), pol per cent cane, purity (%) and recovery (%) were insignificant of lentil-sesame sequential intercropping of sugarcane. The highest BCR and LER were obtained 2.73 and 2.06, respectively, in S3C1treatment. Finally, on the basis of results it may be concluded that sugarcane transplanted at RRS at 120 cm under leaf cutting with 3R lentil-3R of sesame can be grown as intercrops for higher economic return and might be recommended for farmers practice in High Ganges River Flood Plain soils under AEZ 11 of Bangladesh. 

Keywords: Intercropping, lentil, LAI, sesame, sugarcane 


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