Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2012)
Yield gap analysis in mustard crop through front line demonstrations in Faizabad District of Uttar Pradesh
Saurabh Verma, DK Verma, SP Giri and AS Vats
Front Line Demonstration is one of the most powerful tools for transfer of technology. The present study was undertaken to find out the yield gap through FLDs on mustard crop. Krishi Vigyan Kendra conducted 80 demonstrations on mustard since 2005-06 to 2008-09 in five adopted villages of Faizabad district. Prevailing farmers’ practices were treated as control for comparison with recommended practices. The average four year data observed that an average yield of demonstrated plot was obtained 17.59 q/ha over control (14.04 q/ha) with an additional yield of 3.55 q/ha and the increase average wheat productivity by 25.52 per cent. The average technology gap and index were found to be 4.40 and 20.02 per cent. The extension gap ranged between 2.45 q to 4.72 q/ha indicating the need to educate the farmers through various extension approaches for the adoption of improved technologies. The lower value of technology index indicated the feasibility of the demonstrated Mustard crop technology.
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Saurabh Verma, DK Verma, SP Giri and AS Vats. Yield gap analysis in mustard crop through front line demonstrations in Faizabad District of Uttar Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2012;1(3):79-83.