Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 53 issue 1 (february 2019) : 104-107

Yield gap and constraints in production of major pulses in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

S. Gireesh, N.V. Kumbhare, M.S. Nain, Pramod Kumar, Bishal Gurung
1Division of Agricutural Extention, Indian Agricutural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India.
Cite article:- Gireesh S., Kumbhare N.V., Nain M.S., Kumar Pramod, Gurung Bishal (2019). Yield gap and constraints in production of major pulses in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(1): 104-107. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5067.
The present study was conducted at farmers’ field in Narsinghpur and Umaria districts of Madhya Pradesh; Wardha and Yavatmal districts in Maharashtra during 2016 to 2017. The results of yield gap analysis from a sample size of 160 farmers revealed that the average yield gap-I (technology gap) for pigeon pea and chickpea was 712 to 817 kg/ha and 755 to 789 kg/ha in Madhya Pradesh and in Maharashtra 500 to 657 kg/ha and 395 to 627kg/ha. While, the average yield gap-II (extension gap) for pigeon pea was relatively lower i.e. 426 to 448 kg/ha in Madhya Pradesh and 454 to 558 kg/ha in Maharashtra. Whereas, the average yield gap-II for chickpea was relatively lower i.e. 264 to 421 kg/ha in Madhya Pradesh and 427 to 518 kg/ha in Maharashtra. However, the overall yield gap analysis in pulses in both the district of Madhya Pradesh found that technology gaps (gap-I) were observed more than extension gap (gap-II) in varieties of both the crop. In case of both the district of Maharashtra found that technology gaps (gap-I) were observed less than extension gap (gap-II) in varieties of both the crops except variety Jaki 9218 of chickpea and ICPL 8863 variety of pigeon pea. Therefore, it is summarized that technology gap in pulses (pigeon pea and chickpea) was more than extension gap at farmers field. The potential interventions and various constraints of yield gap in major pulses have been highlighted in this paper.
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