Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Maximizing yield and economic of fennel production through frontline demonstrations in rainfed condition of Pali district of Rajasthan, India
Author(s): ML Meena, Aishwarya Dudi and Dheeraj Singh
Abstract: The seed spices constitute an important group of agricultural commodities, playing an important role in our national economy. The export of seed spices together accounts for 29.36% in volume and 19.20% in value of total export of spices. This study was conducted during the year 2015-16. A total of 120 farmers from different categories were selected purposively from adopted eight villages of Pali district of Rajasthan for conducting Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on their field. Materials for the present study comprised of five high yielding fennel varieties viz., RF-205, RF-125, RF-145, RF-178 and AF1 with the recommended package of practices. The results of the study that under diversified agro-climatic conditions, three varieties of fennel viz., AF1, RF-205 and RF-125 have given encouraging results over local check and have potential to perform well with timely management practices in arid condition of Rajasthan. Highest net return was obtained from the energized AF1 variety Rs. 30700/ha followed by RF-205 (Rs.27480/ha) and Local Soaf (Rs.5390/ha). In terms of benefit-cost ratio, the variety AF1 ranked first (2.21) followed by RF-205 (2.02) and Local check (0.38), respectively. These varieties may be popularized with full package of practices to explore the potential in field conditions and mitigate the extension gap simultaneously efforts need to be made to reduce the large technology gap described in this paper. In economic view, an additional cost mainly for inputs was increased slightly in FLDs over local check. However, it was recovered by increasing gross and net return substantially and resulted in more benefits cost ratio than the local check. The use of latest production technologies with timely systematic management would increase productivity of fennel and income of the small and margin by farmers who are mainly associated with this crop.
How to cite this article:
ML Meena, Aishwarya Dudi and Dheeraj Singh. Maximizing yield and economic of fennel production through frontline demonstrations in rainfed condition of Pali district of Rajasthan, India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1609-1612.