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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 39 issue 1 (march 2019) : 67-69

Performance evaluation of newly developed variety of menthol mint at farmer’s field – A case study of mint cultivation in Central Uttar Pradesh

R.S. Sharma, Yogesh Kumar, Komal Yadav, Shivam Patel, Teerath Raj, Vinay Yadav, Ramu Singh Verma, Deepak Kumar Verma, R.K. Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar
1CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow-226 015, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Sharma R.S., Kumar Yogesh, Yadav Komal, Patel Shivam, Raj Teerath, Yadav Vinay, Verma Singh Ramu, Verma Kumar Deepak, Srivastava R.K., Kumar Sanjay (2019). Performance evaluation of newly developed variety of menthol mint at farmer’s field – A case study of mint cultivation in Central Uttar Pradesh. Agricultural Science Digest. 39(1): 67-69. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4842.
The present study for performance evaluation newly developed varieties of CIM –Kranti and other varieties of menthol mint cultivation has been carried out at farmers’ field of central Uttar Pradesh. Mints are commonly used as the source of fragrance, flavor and pharmaceuticals industry. During the study period 2017-18, 100 farmers cultivating CIM-Kranti and other varieties have been selected from the region of central Uttar Pradesh. The primary data were collected from the selected farmer’s field on profitability comparison between CIM-Kranti and other varieties under cultivation. The highest area and production has been observed during 2012 and 2013. Simple statistical tools and techniques have been used for data analysis of the cost of cultivation and profitability. It has been observed during the study that CIM-Kranti gives higher returns (.98491/- ha/year) over other varieties (.70977/-ha/year). However, the input cost of CIM-Kranti is higher than other varieties of the crop but the net return of CIM-Kranti was more profitable than other varieties. The benefit cost ratio has been observed 1.45 and 1.74 of other varieties and CIM-Kranti respectively. The new variety “CIM-Kranti” of menthol mint is cold and frost tolerant and has the potential to produce 10-15% more oil i.e. 145-160 kg/ha in summer season as compared to all other popular commercial cultivars of menthol mint.It is suggested from the study that maximum profit is generated through CIM-Kranti cultivation followed by other varieties crop. 
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