Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)
Comparative economics of seed production vs grain production of soybean in Washim District of Maharashtra
Dr. TB Deokate, Dr. JP Yadav, Dr. DP Bandgar and Pavan Ade
The present study was based on primary data were collected from 90 farmers (45 grain and 45certified seed producer of soybean) by personal interview method with the help of specially design schedule from Washim district of Maharashtra during the agricultural year 2018-2019. The per hectare cost of cultivation was ₹.50747.7 and ₹.57901.09 for soybean grain and seed production. The per hectare cost of cultivation was higher in soybean seed production than grain production but per quintal cost were ₹.3288.03 and ₹.3206.04 for soybean grain and seed production respectively. Per quintal cost was lower in seed production than grain production mainly because of its higher productivity.
The per hectare income received from soybean seed production (₹.77056.750) was higher showing more economic viability than that of grain production (₹.56788.37). The BC ratio at cost C was 1.33 in case of soyabean seed production as compared to 1.12 in grain production. The B:C ratio of more than unity indicated that the seed production in the study area is a economically viable proposition.
Seed production of soybean is more profitable compared to grain production of soybean. Therefore, to increase their income, a greater number of farmers can take up seed production in areas where soybean is grown predominantly, provided the procedures and other formalities in registering the seed farms are simplified.
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Dr. TB Deokate, Dr. JP Yadav, Dr. DP Bandgar and Pavan Ade. Comparative economics of seed production vs grain production of soybean in Washim District of Maharashtra. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):438-440.