Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Popularization of long duration rice variety Swarna sub-1 through front line demonstrations in Mahrajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, India
RL Singh, Vijay Chandra and DP Singh
Rice is a Major cereal Kharif crop of Uttar Pradesh as well as the country and plays a major role in augmenting the income of famers of Mahrajganj district of Uttar Pradesh. The major constraints of traditional rice cultivation is low productivity due to non-adoption of recommended package of practices and improved varieties. To overcome this problem Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mahrajganj conducted Front Line demonstrations in farmer’s fields in year kharif 2017 at different locations with high yielding rice variety Swarna sub-1 and applying scientific package of practices in cultivation including line transplanting. The rice productivity and economic returns under improved practices were calculated and compared with the prevailing farmer’s practice. Results revealed that rice variety Swarna sub-1 under improved practices recorded higher yield of 19.29 during kharif 2017 than farmer’s practice and the recommended practice gave higher net returns of Rs 42449 per ha. And B:C ratio of 2.20 as compared to farmer practice.
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RL Singh, Vijay Chandra and DP Singh. Popularization of long duration rice variety Swarna sub-1 through front line demonstrations in Mahrajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):639-641.