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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Popularization of scientific package of practices of lentil through cluster front line demonstration in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Shyam Singh, Narendra Singh and Arun Kumar
Abstract: A study was carried-out during Rabi seasons of 2015-16 and 2017-18 at farmer’s fields in eight villages of three blocks in Hathras District of Uttar Pradesh. Clusters Front Line Demonstration (CFLD) on Lentil crop was conducted on an area of 26.2 ha with active participation of 74 farmers with improved technologies composed of DPL -62 and KLS -218 varieties and recommended package of practices. The objective was to find out the best suitable variety of lentil for the area and convincing farmers to adopt lentil as a suitable option in Rabi season for higher crop productivity with improved soil health. The maximum grain yield (9.85 q/ha) was obtained from variety KLS -218 which was 39.71% higher than the yield of farmers practice. This was followed by DPL -62 which gave yield 9.42 q/ha with an increment of 36.52% over farmers practice. It was obtained due to varietal intervention grown with recommended package of practices. The highest Biological yield of 30.56 q/ha and 27.03 q/ha was obtained from DPL -62 and KLS -218 variety during 2017-18 and 2015-16 respectively. Highest harvest index (34.85%), followed by KLS – 218 (32.23%), was recorded from the variety DPL – 62. Maximum gross return (Rs. 64025/ha) and, net return (Rs. 43725/ha) was fetched during 2017-18 under the variety KLS-218 grown with recommended package of practices. However, the maximum B: C ratio was registered with the variety DPL -62 during 2015-16 grown with recommended package of practices.
How to cite this article:
Shyam Singh, Narendra Singh and Arun Kumar. Popularization of scientific package of practices of lentil through cluster front line demonstration in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh. 2020; 9(5S): 109-113.