Evaluation of mustard productivity under front line demonstration in Bundelkhand region

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5385    | Article Id: A-5385 | Page : 508-510
Citation :- Evaluation of mustard productivity under front line demonstration in Bundelkhand region.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2019.(53):508-510
Amit Kumar, Meenakshi Arya, Anshuman Singh, Sushil Kumar, Madhulika Pandey and Sushil Kumar Singh akumar.dr2014@gmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, Haryana, India.
Submitted Date : 26-04-2019
Accepted Date : 29-06-2019

Abstract

Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi conducted 40 front line demonstrations on mustard crop under the varieties - DRMR IJ-31, NRCHB -101, RH-749, NRCDR-2 and RH-406 during 2016–17. The critical reasons were identified in existing production technology through surveys and meetings with farmers. Sowing time, use of higher seed rate which resulted into high plant population, uneven plant population, more weeds, in balance dose of fertilizers and less use of plant protection measures were main causes of low productivity of oilseeds in district Jhansi. The results of study showed that the yield under demonstration plots was 12.82 q/ha as compared to 9.78 q /ha in traditional farmer practices plots. The results clearly indicate the positive effects of FLDs over the existing farmer’s practices. Benefit: cost ratio was also recorded higher under demonstrations against farmer practices during the year of experimentation.

Keywords

Front Line Demonstration Improved Package of Practices Mustard Yield

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