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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)

Site specific varietal performance on yields and economics of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.)

Author(s):

Mamta Singh and KS Yadav

Abstract:
Lentil is one of the most important pulse crops of Madhya Pradesh which is used as a primary source of protein for human beings as well as nitrogen for many cropping systems. Lentil crop leaves is a reasonably good amount of atmospheric nitrogen in readily available form to the succeeding crop. India ranked first in the area and second in the production with 43 percent and 37 percent of world area and production respectively. It was observed that low productivity of lentil in Sagar district was attributed due to unavailability of quality seed of wilt resistant varieties. Wilt is a major biotic stress of low production of lentil. Due to this reason farmers prefer to grow wheat in Rabi season in place of pulses. Keeping this in view the On-Farm trials were conducted in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 during Rabi season in village Sazi, Baroda, Baddaua, Oriya and Hasrai in Sagar district of M.P. It was observed that high yielding wilt resistant varieties JL 3 and IPL 81 gave more yield as compared to farmer’s practices. The highest grain yield was recorded in the variety IPL 81 (12.59 q/ha and 8.59 q/ha) followed by JL 3 (10.69 & 8.37 q/ha) in both the year. Yield increase from 28.97% to 32.36% (JL 3) and 21.75% to 43.39% (IPL 81) over farmers practice. The economic performance of the trials revealed that high yielding wilt resistant varieties, IPL-81 and JL-3 gave high net returns i.e. Rs 40878 & Rs 32898/ha in the year 2016-17 respectively, while in the year 2015-16, IPL-81 and JL-3 gave Rs 13770 & Rs 13110/ha respectively. The cost benefit ratio was also high with the use of variety IPL-81 i.e. 4.81 and 2.15 in the year 2016-17 & 2015-16, respectively. From the result of the trial, it can be concluded that the cultivation of high yielding wilt resistant varieties of lentil with improved technologies has been found more productive. Replacement of local/old varieties with new varieties would increase the production and net income. Farmer’s reaction about use of wilt resistant variety were highly appreciable and most effective to manage wilt disease.

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How to cite this article:
Mamta Singh and KS Yadav. Site specific varietal performance on yields and economics of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):764-766.

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