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Vol. 10, Special Issue 6 (2021)

Enhancing the productivity and production of pulses through cluster Front line demonstrations and yield gap analysis in Tarai belt of eastern Uttar Pradesh

Author(s):
SK Tomar, AP Rao, SK Yadav, SN Singh, RK Naresh, Nitish Pandey, Vipin and Ajay Pundir
Abstract:
Cluster Frontline demonstration (CFLD) on pulse crops was carried out in 15 villages of 5 blocks in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh during kharif and rabi season of 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. Total 537 demonstrations on pigeon pea, chick pea, Field pea and lentil crops were carried out in area of 99.9 ha with the active participation of farmers. The objective of CFLD was to demonstrate the improved technologies of pulses for production potential. The improved technologies consisting use of improved variety, seed treatment with rhizobium and PSB culture, Sowing method, balanced fertilizer application and improved pest management techniques. The results of 3 years CFLD indicated that improved varieties with improved package of practice recorded higher yield as compared to farmer’s practice. The improved technologies recorded higher mean seed yield of 18.62 q/ha, 23.66 q/ha, 16.23 q/ha and 16.09 q/ha in pigeon pea, chick pea field pea and lentil respectively, than 13.88, 16.36, 12.76 and 12.15 q/ha recorded under farmers practice. The average percentage increased in the yield over farmer’s practices was 34.3 in pigeon pea, 44.6 in chickpea, 27.2 in field pea and 27.13 in lentil. The mean technological yield gap was recorded highest in pigeon pea (6.37 q/ha) followed by lentil (5.90 q/ha) and field pea (5.76 q/ha) while lowest in chickpea (1.33 q/ha). Maximum mean extension yield gap in study was recorded 7.3 q/ha in chickpea followed by pigeon pea (4.74 q/ha) and lentil (3.94 q/ha) while lowest extension yield gap was recorded in field pea (3.46 q/ha). The mean technology index varied from 5.33 to 27.78% while lowest (5.33) recorded with chickpea. Highest gross return (Rs. 10323/ha), net return (Rs. 80890/ha) and benefit cost ratio (4.06) was recorded with chickpea demonstration followed by pigeon pea and field pea while lowest gross return (Rs. 50593/ha), net return (Rs.27398 /ha) and benefit cost ratio (2.17) which was markedly higher compared to gross return (Rs. 39715/ha), net return (Rs.16587 /ha) and benefit cost ratio (1.71) in farmers practice. The improved technologies gave higher gross return, net return with higher benefit cost ratio compared to farmer’s practices.
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How to cite this article:
SK Tomar, AP Rao, SK Yadav, SN Singh, RK Naresh, Nitish Pandey, Vipin and Ajay Pundir. Enhancing the productivity and production of pulses through cluster Front line demonstrations and yield gap analysis in Tarai belt of eastern Uttar Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 350-354.

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