Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Impact of improved technologies on productivity enhancement of Greengram cultivation in Rainfed condition of Rajasthan
Aishwarya Dudi and ML Meena
The study in total 40 frontline demonstrations were conducted on farmersâ€™ 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 farmersâ€™ 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 farmersâ€™ practices (Rs. 38775/ha). The frontline demonstrations conducted on greengram at the farmersâ€™ 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 farmersâ€™ should be encouraged to adopt the recommended package of practices realizing for higher returns.
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Aishwarya Dudi and ML Meena. Impact of improved technologies on productivity enhancement of Greengram cultivation in Rainfed condition of Rajasthan. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):2225-2228.