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Vol. 12, Special Issue 12 (2023)

Promotion of lentil cultivation in rice fallow areas under CFLD programme by Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra

Author(s):
S Sarkar, S Saha, S Hembram, S Sultana, RD Mukherjee and B Roy
Abstract:
Background: Lentil (Lens culinaris L.) is a pulse crop belonging to the family leguminosae. The nutritious density and adaptability of lentils in a variety of cuisines make them highly valued. Lentils are a vital and affordable source of protein in many regions of the world, particularly in West Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The main causes of the low lentil production are lack of knowledge, the unavailability of improved seeds, inadequate technical guidance and poor crop management.
Methods: The present study was undertaken by Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra under Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya during the rabi season of 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 through organisation of frontline demonstration on scientific cultivation methods of lentil under CFLD on pulses programme in a cluster approach. Use of improved variety IPL-220, rhizobium inoculation, application of boron (20%) and need based application of fungicides was advocated in the demonstration plots.
Result: Lentil yield was 24.46% higher in demonstration plots in comparison to farmer’s practice. On an average of three years, technology gap in the CFLD programme was 701.33 kg/ha. The benefit cost ratio from demonstration plots was higher comparison to farmers practice in all the three study years. An average benefit cost ratio of 3.07 was recorded from demonstration plots and it was recorded 2.91 in farmers practice. The results clearly indicate the positive effects of FLDs over the existing practices.
Pages: 1664-1667  |  81 Views  41 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Sarkar, S Saha, S Hembram, S Sultana, RD Mukherjee and B Roy. Promotion of lentil cultivation in rice fallow areas under CFLD programme by Cooch Behar Krishi Vigyan Kendra. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 1664-1667.

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