Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Frontline demonstration: An effective tool for increasing productivity of pulses in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh
AK Singh, RP Singh, RK Singh and SP Upadhyay
The main objectives of FLD’s on pulses is to demonstrate and popularize the improved package of practices on farmers’ fields for effective transfer of generated technology and fill the gap between recommended technology and traditional farming practices. To boost the production and productivity of pulse crops in district Gorakhpur, Mahayogi Gorakhnath Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Gorakhpur conducted frontline demonstration on pulse crops in which 50 demonstration was on pigeon pea and 10 demonstrations was on chickpea during kharif and rabi season 2017-18. The results compared with the different variables like improved variety seed, seed rate, seed treatment, sowing method, balanced dose of fertilizers, pre-emergence herbicide and need based pesticides application as cash inputs for demonstration and farmers practice included old mix variety, broadcasting sowing method, no use of fertilizer, no weeding and no proper plant protection practices. There was a wide yield gap between the potential and demonstration yields in both the pulse crops due to technology and extension gaps. The result reveals the increases yield of demonstrated plots that was 42.55 and 42.67 percent as compared to existing farming practices for pigeon pea and chickpea, respectively due to adoption of improved package of practices. On an average, technology gap of different pulse crops under front line demonstration was 8.69 q/ha while its range varied from 7.05 to 10.34 q/ha. Extension gap of different pulse crops was 4.37 to 5.07 q/ha with an average of 4.72 q/ha and technology index was varied from 29.37 to 41.36 per cent with on an average of 35.37 per cent. The study also indicates the wide variation in the technology gap and index percentage because of variation in agro-climatic parameters, soil fertility, biotic stresses, socio-economic and management practices. This variation can be narrowed down through dissemination of improved technology among farming community with effective extension methods and demonstrations. Average net profitability of worth Rs. 53208.50/ha as compared to farmers practices (Rs. 31540.00/ha) were obtain and average incremental benefit cost ratio (ICBR) 9.05 was also recorded from demonstrated plots. The higher additional returns and effective gain obtained under demonstrations could be due to improved technology, non-monetary factors, timely operations of crop cultivation and scientific monitoring. This can be seen as a positive indicator for formulating and disseminating, more extensive, technology specific and farmer centric FLD programme to improve knowledge and adoption amongst farmers in the district to boost Chickpea production.
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AK Singh, RP Singh, RK Singh and SP Upadhyay. Frontline demonstration: An effective tool for increasing productivity of pulses in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):1882-1884.