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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 1352-1356
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.155


Cluster Demonstration- An Approach to Augment Productivity in Blackgram
G. Porkodi1* and M. Nirmala Devi2 
1(SS&AC), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, TNAU, Vridhachalam, India
2(Agricultural Extension), AC&RI, TNAU, Vazhavachanur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Cuddalore District intervened with demonstrations on pulses with cluster approach to increase the production of pulses in Cuddalore district under NFSM-pulse production scheme. The KVK has conducted 50 front line demonstrations in farmer’s fields during the year 2015-16 in black gram in an area of 20ha. Front line demonstration is an appropriate means for demonstration as well as transfer of improved agricultural innovations to the farming community. Two cluster villages viz., Melpuliankudi and Agrahram of Kattumanarkoil block were selected for the purpose and the blackgram variety VBN 5 was selected for demonstration. From the demonstrations, an average yield of 5.20 q ha-1 was recorded as against 4.21 q ha-1 from farmers practice and the maximum yield of 5.91 q ha-1 was noticed and a quantity of 1120 kg of produce was sold as seed to other farmers in the region. Obviously, this can be attributed to improved technology as well as improved variety. The yield levels were considerably low under local practices because of considerable variations in the extent of adoption of recommended package of practices depending upon the amount of risk involved in terms of cost, convenience, skill and knowledge about the concerned practice. The productivity was better over local practice under demonstrations. Hence, cluster approach in disseminating pulses production technologies had an efficient impact on productivity of the crop and this may be considered to be applicable for other crops too.


Keywords: Blackgram, productivity, technologies, FLD and cluster approach
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Porkodi, G. and Nirmala Devi, M. 2019. Cluster Demonstration- An Approach to Augment Productivity in Blackgram.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 1352-1356. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.155