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Vol. 9, Issue 9 (2020)

Impact of improved technology and package of practices to sustain the productivity of Mustard in district Auraiya (U.P.)

Author(s):
Chandan Singh, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Ankur, Anant Kumar, Nikhil Vikram Singh and Mohil Kumar
Abstract:
Mustard is a one of the important oilseeds crop in India. One of the major constraints of traditional mustard farming is low productivity due to non-adoption of recommended package of practices and improved varieties. To replace this anomaly, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Auraiya, UP had conducted Cluster frontline demonstrations (CFLDs) at adopted farmer’s fields during 2018-19 and 2019-20. Cultivation practices comprised under CFLD viz., line sowing, application of balance fertilizers, use of secondary and micronutrients, weed management and control of insect-pest through insecticide-pesticides at economic threshold level. The result revealed that the average yield of mustard increased 14.5 percent over farmer’s practice during the demonstration period. The technology gap on average basis 690 kg/ha it shows the gap in demonstration yield over potential yield, but the above gap reduced subsequently follows the recommended package of practices. The front line demonstrations recorded higher average gross returns (Rs. 79080/ha) and net return (Rs. 53235/ha) with higher benefit cost ratio (3.05) compared to farmers practice (Rs. 69923/ha, Rs.44933/ha and 2.81, respectively). The results suggest that higher profitability and economic viability of mustard demonstrations under local agro-ecological situation.
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How to cite this article:
Chandan Singh, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Ankur, Anant Kumar, Nikhil Vikram Singh, Mohil Kumar. Impact of improved technology and package of practices to sustain the productivity of Mustard in district Auraiya (U.P.). Pharma Innovation 2020;9(9):424-427.

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