Impact of frontline demonstration programme on the yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in Patan District of Gujarat, India

DOI: 10.18805/LR-4081    | Article Id: LR-4081 | Page : 221-224
Citation :- Impact of frontline demonstration programme on the yield of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in Patan District of Gujarat, India.Legume Research-An International Journal.2021.(44):221-224
Upesh Kumar, G.A. Patel, H.P. Patel, R.P. Chudhari and S.S. Darji upeshkvk@gmail.com
Address : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Patan-384 151, Gujarat, India.
Submitted Date : 15-09-2018
Accepted Date : 27-11-2018

Abstract

Front line demonstrations on chickpea were organized in Nayka (Sami), Ranod (Sankeshwar), Kathi (Sami) and Orumana (Sankeshwar) in 2016-17 and 2017-18. The demonstrated technology is improved variety (GJG-3), optimum seed rate (Kg/ha), seed treatment by fungicide, soil inoculation by bio fungicide along with NPK-liquid consortia bio fertilizer @ 5 lit/ ha, RDF as per STV, water management at critical stages and application of IPM module for the management of insect (specially on gram pod borer) and diseases (Wilt, dry root rot and collar rot).The results revealed that percentage increase in the yield in demonstrations over farmer practices was 28.57 per cent and 30.28 per cent in year 2016-17 and 2017-18, respectively. The benefit: cost ratios of chick pea cultivation under improved practices were 3.12 and 2.25 as compared to 2.66 and 1.92 under farmer practices for the two consecutive years.

Keywords

Chickpea Economics Frontline demonstration Variety – GJG-3 Yield.

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