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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 50 issue 5 (october 2016) : 461-465

Decomposition analysis and acreage response of pigeonpea in western Vidarbha 

M. Vikram Sandeep, S.S. Thakare, D.H. Ulemale
1<p>Department of Agricultural Economics and Statistics, Shri Shivaji Agriculture College,&nbsp;Amravati, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola &ndash; 444 104, Maharashtra, India.&nbsp;</p>
Cite article:- Sandeep Vikram M., Thakare S.S., Ulemale D.H. (2016). Decomposition analysis and acreage response ofpigeonpea in western Vidarbha . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 50(5): 461-465. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v0iOF.11007.

In the present investigation, an attempt was made to study the decomposition and acreage response of pigeonpea in western Vidarbha. The study was based on time series secondary data on the rainfall, farm harvest prices and other data, which were obtained from various Government publications. Nerlovian lagged adjustment model (1958) was used in acreage response analysis based on time series data. The study revealed that the compound growth rate for area and production under pigeon pea was recorded high during period I in all the districts. During period II, the area, production and productivity of pigeonpea registered mostly negative growth rates in all the districts. During period III, the compound growth rate for area, production and productivity under pigeonpea has increased in all the districts of western Vidarbha region. At overall period, the coefficient of variation and Coppock’s instability index for area, production and productivity were high for pigeonpea in Akola district compared to other districts and coefficient of variation and Coppock’s instability index for production and productivity were lowest for pigeonpea in Amravati district. At overall period, in pigeonpea, the area effect (56.61%) was most responsible factor for increasing production in Amravati division with positive yield and interaction effect i.e. 18.91 per cent and 23.75 per cent respectively.

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