Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Impact of improved technologies on productivity enhancement of Greengram cultivation in Rainfed condition of Rajasthan
Author(s): Aishwarya Dudi and ML Meena
Abstract: The study in total 40 frontline demonstrations were conducted on farmers’ fields in villages viz., Kishanagar, Bedkallan, Boyal, Kushalpura and Balara of Pali district during 2015, 2016 and 2017, to demonstrate production potential and economic benefit of improved technologies comprising sowing method, nutrient management and chemical weed control and adoption of whole package of practices for the crop. After sowing application (within two days of sowing) of weedicide Pendimethalin at 1.0 kg/ha in 500 liters of water used for effective control of the weeds during kharif season in rainfed condition. The findings of the study revealed that improved technology recorded a mean yield of 982 kg/ha which was 35.5% higher than obtained with farmers’ practice (755 kg/ha). Higher mean net income of Rs. 46030/ha with a Benefit: Cost ratio of 4.3 was obtained with improved technologies in comparison to farmers’ practices (Rs. 38775/ha). The frontline demonstrations conducted on greengram at the farmers’ field revealed that the adoption of improved technologies significantly increased the yield as well as yield attributing traits of crop and also the net returns to the farmers. So, there is a need to disseminate the improved technologies among the farmers with effective extension methods like training and demonstrations. The farmers’ should be encouraged to adopt the recommended package of practices realizing for higher returns.
How to cite this article:
Aishwarya Dudi and ML Meena. Impact of improved technologies on productivity enhancement of Greengram cultivation in Rainfed condition of Rajasthan. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 2225-2228.