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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

On-farm evaluation of performance of soybean-maize sequence vis-a-vis maize-maize cropping system under medium black soils of Telangana

Author(s):

Md. Latheef Pasha, S Sridevi, M Goverdhan, P Raghu Rami Reddy and Ch. Pragathi Kumari

Abstract:
Crop diversification with resource efficient and remunerative cropping systems is a sustainable agricultural practice. On farm evaluation with diversified cropping system of soybean-maize vis-a-vis farmers’ practice of maize-maize was conducted in ten farmer’s fields of Warangal district of Telangana state. Crop diversification with soybean-maize realized 7% higher mean maize grain equivalent yield (12302 kg ha-1) over farmer’s practice of cultivation of maize-maize (11492 kg ha-1) with a mean gain of 810 kg ha-1. Mean technology and extension gaps were 698 kg ha-1 and 810 kg ha-1 respectively. Technology index ranged from 0.7 to 12.4% with an average value of 5.4%. The mean gross and net returns of diversified cropping system were Rs.141471 and 68941 ha-1, while that of farmers practice were Rs 132158 and 55693 ha-1 respectively. On an average a B C ratio of 2.0 was earned in improved cropping system as against the 1.7 under farmers practice. The mean additional returns in improved cropping system were Rs 9313 ha-1 with a mean effective gain of Rs 13249 ha-1. Improved cropping systems registered a mean total productivity per day of 33.7 kg ha-1 day-1 with a mean profitability of Rs 189 day-1. Average Production Use Efficiency of improved cropping system was 61.5 kg ha-1 day-1, while that of farmer’s practice was 57.5 kg ha-1 day-1. The edge in productive economic parameters in terms of Mean Relative Productive Use Efficiency and Relative Economic Efficiency were 7.0 and 23.8 respectively and were indicating the profitability of diversified cropping system.

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How to cite this article:
Md. Latheef Pasha, S Sridevi, M Goverdhan, P Raghu Rami Reddy and Ch. Pragathi Kumari. On-farm evaluation of performance of soybean-maize sequence vis-a-vis maize-maize cropping system under medium black soils of Telangana. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):2748-2752.

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