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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Evaluation and impact of front line demonstrations on productivity of Niger in western ghat zone of Maharashtra

Author(s):

KD Bhoite, BD Romade and DV Kusalkar

Abstract:
Niger (Guizotia abyssinica L. Cass.) is an important traditional minor oilseed crop of India, cultivated mainly in hilly and triable areas. Inspite of high oil content and a wide range of adaptability, little attention has been paid towards maximization of this oilseed crop. The agronomic practices viz. Fertilizer, thinning, weeding and plant protection plays important role in maximizing the grain yield as yield levels in most of the crop are stagnated. Keeping in view all facts, from Western Ghat Zone of Maharashtra, 150 respondents who had actually undertaken the Front Line Demonstration (FLD) with control trial were selected for the study. The evaluated data showed that, the technology gap was more except niger variety Phule Karala in whole package technology. The lowest technology index was observed in variety Phule Karala and thus found best for cultivation in western ghat zone for whole package technology.
The percent increase in yield was higher in whole package technology of niger (76.22 percent) followed by fertilizer application technology (43.31 percent) and line sowing technology (27.74 percent). The comparative profitability of different technologies of niger crop in demonstrated plots shows that the highest benefit: cost ratio was obtained in fertilizer application technology (0.97) followed by line sowing technology (0.93) and whole package technology (0.87). The factors responsible for low B:C ratio in local check plot was because of adopting traditional methods of cultivation.

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How to cite this article:
KD Bhoite, BD Romade and DV Kusalkar. Evaluation and impact of front line demonstrations on productivity of Niger in western ghat zone of Maharashtra. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1654-1657.

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