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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 37 issue 2 (june 2017) : 157-159

Yield gap analysis through demonstration in wheat crop under tribal area of Jabalpur, India

Abhishek Soni*, Kamlesh Kawdeti, M. K. Awasthi, R. K. Nema, Y. K. Tiwari
1<p>Department of Soil and Water engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, J.N.K.V.V., Jabalpur - 482004 (M. P.), India.</p>
Cite article:- Soni* Abhishek, Kawdeti Kamlesh, Awasthi K. M., Nema K. R., Tiwari K. Y. (2017). Yield gap analysis through demonstration in wheat crop under tribal area of Jabalpur, India . Agricultural Science Digest. 37(2): 157-159. doi: 10.18805/asd.v37i2.7994.

Demonstrations (Improved Practice-IP) on wheat variety GW-273 were conducted on farmers’ fields in Villages Bichhua and Sanjari of Kundam Block of Jabalpur district during rabi season of the year 2014-15.  Prevailing farmers’ practices were treated as control for comparison with recommended practices. About 29.98 per cent higher grain yield was recorded under demonstrations over the farmers’ practices (Farmer Practice-FP). The average extension gap, technology gap and technology index were observed to be 7.34 q  ha-1, 11.41 q  ha-1 and 0.25, respectively. The study found, the yield of wheat in IP under irrigated conditions ranges from 24.20 to 42.20 q/ha whereas in FP it ranges between 16.72 to 38.93 q ha-1. The per cent increase in yield with IP over FP was recorded in the range of 0.05 to 76.68. The extension gap and technological index were ranging between 0.02-17.62 q/ha-1 and 0.06-0.46, respectively.

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