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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Seed replacement for boosting food grains production in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand

Author(s):

Adarsh Kumar Srivastava

Abstract:
The majority of Dhanbad population is dependent on agriculture and Farm saved seed (FSS) is commonly used to raise the next crop in predominantly rain-fed Dhanbad. Though the seed is critical, its cost in farmers’ total price of inputs is low as compared to other input factors such as fertilizers, bio- fertilizers, insecticide, fungicides and herbicides including bio- pesticides, land preparation, irrigation and post-harvest management etc. Farmers generally used traditional or stored seed of previous crop to grow new crop is also a main reason for low productivity in the district. Seed is the carrier of technology and the medium for translating scientific achievements to the field. Often, Indian farmers do not distinguish between grain and seed (Chand, 2007). It has been scientifically proved that if farmers use new improved, the yield of the crop may be increased by 20-25 percent depending upon the effective management of the crop it further increased by 35-45 percent

Pages: 2433-2439  |  1658 Views  699 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Adarsh Kumar Srivastava. Seed replacement for boosting food grains production in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2433-2439.

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