Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Performance and economic impact of Pigeaon pea-(BDN-711) under drought condition in NICRA Village of Marathwada region of Maharashtra
Kishor Zade, Suryakant Pawar and Irfan Shaikh
Identifying drought tolerant Variety for Marathwada region of Maharashtra appears to be the major challenge to increase the productivity. Tolerant crop variety with consistently higher yields under deficit rainfall is of paramount importance. Rainfed crops are more vulnerable to climate change because of the limited options for coping with variability of rainfall and temperature. In addition there are another natural vagarious were identified like dry spell ranging from 10-15 days occurred in every year, decreased in rainy days, increased intensity of rainfall, erratic behaviour of rainfall, unseasonal rains occur in the month April-May, heavy incidence of frost occurs in the month of September-January in NICRA Village. The productivity and economic returns of pigeon pea in improved technologies were calculated and compared with the corresponding farmer’s practices (local check). Improved practices recorded higher yield as compared to farmer’s practices. The improved technology recorded higher yield of 1267kg/ha over farmers practice 942 kg/ha. In spite of increase in yield of pigeon pea, technology gap, extension gap and technology index existed. The improved technology gave higher gross return (60945 Rs. /ha), net return (51436 Rs. /ha) with higher benefit cost ratio (3.19) as compared to farmer’s practices. The variation in per cent increase in the yield was found due to climate vulnerability. It is concluded that the demonstrations of BDN-711 variety of Pigeaon performed well under drought condition.
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Kishor Zade, Suryakant Pawar and Irfan Shaikh. Performance and economic impact of Pigeaon pea-(BDN-711) under drought condition in NICRA Village of Marathwada region of Maharashtra. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):207-209.