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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1335-1343

Crop Productivity Enhancement through Improved Technologies in North- South Transact of Bengaluru
A. Sathish1*, B.N. Manjunath2 and Usha Kumari1
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural chemistry, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2Chr Hansen India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

The crop productivity has been reached to the stagnation and there is no increase in the yield even at higher doses of fertilizers. The need of pacing up with the increase food demand with crop production is urgent for countries like India. To achieve this more focus is needed over the transition zone production system. In Bangalore north and south transact are at dynamic state in terms of production system and can be categorised as rural, urban and transition zone. The survey has been conducted in these areas regarding the present crop production practices and found unscientific practices were followed by the farmers and were convinced to follow the recommended practices of crop production. Total of 60 farmers have been selected who were growing finger millet, maize, field bean, tomato and brinjal, in both north and south transact villages and were availed the accurate amount of seeds of particular crops. They had adopted the scientific practices like timely sowing, weeding, fertilizers application, intercultural operations, efficient irrigation methods like drip irrigation and finally timely harvesting. The soil samples from the selected farmer’s field have been collected and analysed and based upon the soil test results, fertilizers were weighed and distributed to each of the farmers to apply in time. The yield of the selected crops has recorded and found increase in yield in each of the selected crops compared to the control field. The increment of 6.85 to 20.83 per cent compared to control was observed in fingermillet, 3.2 to 21.2 per cent hike was observed in maize crop, 9.1 to 17.5 in field bean and 18.5 % increment in brinjal crop have been observed in north transact. Similarly, in south transact the increment observed is 9.1 to 25.71 % in fingermillet, 10 to 17.6 % in field bean, 8.33 to 13.16 in maize, 8.9 % increment in tomato and 10 -11% in brinjal have been observed. Thus, adoption of scientific process of cultivation and application of fertilizers based upon the soil testing results increment in the yield of the crops.

Keywords: Crop productivity, Fingermillet, Timely sowing, Weeding, Fertilizers application

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Sathish, A., B.N. Manjunath and Usha Kumari. 2019. Crop Productivity Enhancement through Improved Technologies in North- South Transact of Bengaluru.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1335-1343. doi:
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