Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Technology transfer for agricultural development through KVK in District Kupwara
Author(s): NA Ganai, AH Hakeem, SA Hakeem, Tahir Saleem and Zahoor Ahmed
Abstract: A set of demonstrations and testing of technologies were conducted during Kharief 2008 in the selected villages of Langate and Trehgam block through short term research to demonstrate the existing technologies at farmers field for dissemination of improved varieties and enhancing production. The high yielding SKUAST -K released varieties of paddy (SR-1 and Jehlum): maize (C-15 and C-8) and Oil seed (KS-1O1) were introduced under the micro climatic conditions at farmers field. SR-1 recorded maximum yield (72q/ha.) as compared to Jhelum and local check which is attributed to its genetic potential. In Brown Sarson variety KS-101, the yield under demonstration recorded was 8.5q/ha in comparison to check that recorded only 6.5q/ha. An average extension gap of 3q/ha in case of paddy variety SR-1 emphasizes the need to educate the farmers through various extension means for the adoption of improved agricultural technologies. Technology gap imply researchable issues for realization of potential yield while the extension gap implies what can be achieved by transfer of existing technologies. The technology gap of 14q/ha and 20q/ha was observed in C-8 and C-15 respectively. In maize C-8 the extension gap of 20q/ha was observed that can be overcome by adopting the awareness programmes regarding time of sowing and use of improved varieties. An on Farm testing of apple orchard on micro nutrient boron application gave good dividends to the orchardists as the pre harvest spray of boric acid resulted in higher percentage of ‘A’ grade apples over farmers practice.
How to cite this article:
NA Ganai, AH Hakeem, SA Hakeem, Tahir Saleem and Zahoor Ahmed. Technology transfer for agricultural development through KVK in District Kupwara. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(2): 546-548.