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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

A study on pigeonpea growers' knowledge and constraint to ridge and furrow sowing in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India

Author(s):
Kamlesh Meena, Rajneesh Srivastva, Ajay Kumar Rai, Shamsher Singh, Ajay Tiwari, AK Chaturvedi and Neeraj Singh
Abstract:
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (ICAR-IIVR) conducted a survey using the individual discussion approach and a structured interview schedule, with a total sample size of 250 farmers. The investigation was done on the basis of experience and limitations involved in using pigeonpea sowing the ridge and furrow method. The surveyor discovered that most farmers (96.7%) were aware of how to sow pigeon peas using the ridge and furrow technique approach and 96.8% concurred that lower overall variable costs and a higher net return. 96.2 percent of respondents believed that this strategy requires less seed than broadcasting and obtained more yield (96 percent), 95.7 percent respondents are agreed with sowing of pigeonpea on ridge bed technique being a water wise technology, provides the solution. 91.5 percent of respondents ensure proper drainage of the water during the cropping period under this technique, 86.4 percent of respondents agreed that the fertilizers are placed in the proper location and depth, and 84.2 percent said the same about the seeds. Technology that works for rain-fed locations (83.1%), no fertilizer or seed wastage (82.8), given more intercropping options (81.9 percent), Application of herbicides and insecticides is simple during the pod production stage (80,4%). Data reveals that two most significant technical limitations were the difficulty in managing the proper soil moisture at sowing time for ridge and furrow planting (87.2%) and the lack of local equipment availability (92%) for ridge and furrow planting. Therefore, the two most effective social-psychological restrictions were step motherly treatment of pigeon pea as opposed to other crops (84.8%) and a lack of cooperation among pigeon pea growers to share their experience with ridge bed planters (96.8%). Therefore, under the categories of financial and extension related constraints, respectively, the high cost of a ridge bed planter (93.6%) and farmers' lack of awareness of minor ridge bed planter adjustments (94.4%) were also mentioned as significant constraints.
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How to cite this article:
Kamlesh Meena, Rajneesh Srivastva, Ajay Kumar Rai, Shamsher Singh, Ajay Tiwari, AK Chaturvedi and Neeraj Singh. A study on pigeonpea growers' knowledge and constraint to ridge and furrow sowing in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 1309-1313.
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