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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 2945-2957
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.337


An Economic Analysis of Production Management of Watermelon in Haveri (Karnataka) and Ananthapur Districts (Andhra Pradesh) - A Comparative Analysis
Potnuru Santosh Kumar and Vilas S. Kulkarni
Department of Agribusiness Management, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

The present research entitled “An economic analysis of production management of watermelon in Haveri (Karnataka) and Ananthapur districts (Andhra Pradesh) - A comparative analysis” was carried out during the year 2017-18. For the study, 100 farmers were selected randomly from the study area. The main objectives of the study were to analyze the costs, returns and profitability of watermelon production in the study area. All the farmers (100%) in both the districts had sown seeds during rabi season and adopted drip irrigation for cultivating watermelon. Majority of the farmers in the study area used the inputs above the recommendation as per the package of practices for watermelon cultivation. Ananthapur district farmers applied more fertilizers compared to Haveri district farmers and with respect to plant protection chemicals (PPC) use was found to be high in Haveri district in comparison with Ananthapur district. The study revealed that watermelon cultivation is labour dependent and intensive, on an average 110 and 117 man days of labour were used in watermelon cultivation in Haveri and Ananthapur districts, respectively. The cost of cultivation is higher in the Ananthapur district farmers ( 1, 43,306.17 / ha) compared to Haveri district ( 1, 09,945.78 / ha) farmers. The variation in cost of cultivation is due to Ananthapur farmers were spending more on seeds, neem cake and growth regulators. The gross returns obtained per hectare was more in Ananthapur district compared to Haveri district and the net returns obtained per hectare was more in Haveri district compared to Ananthapur district, because selling price per tonne was more in Haveri district. The cost and return analysis revealed that watermelon production in the study area was profitable with returns per rupee of investment (B: C ratio) of 1.79 and 1.58.


Keywords: Labour management, Input management, Cost of cultivation, Returns and profitability
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Potnuru Santosh Kumar and Vilas S. Kulkarni. 2018. An Economic Analysis of Production Management of Watermelon in Haveri (Karnataka) and Ananthapur Districts (Andhra Pradesh) - A Comparative Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 2945-2957. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.337