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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1393-1399
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.168


Yield and Economic Viability of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) under Front Line Demonstrations in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh
Suresh Kumar Markam1*, Birbal Sahu2, Komal Singh Keram3 and Chandu Lal Thakur2
1Department of Horticulture, 2Department of Agronomy, 3Department of Soil Sceince and Agricultural Chemistry, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kanker, IGKV, Raipur (CG), India
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Abstract:

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) is one of the important fruit vegetable crops grown for fresh and processing purpose all over the India due to its wider adaptability under various agro- climatic conditions, which plays a major role in supplementing the income of small and marginal farmer of the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh state. The present study was carried out at Kanker district during rabi 2016-17. Front line demonstrations were conducted on tomato by the active participation of the farmers with the objective of improved technologies of tomato production potential. The improved technologies consist triple disease resistant hybrid variety (Arka rakshak), balanced fertilizers (Soil test based) application and integrated pest and disease management, etc. The development of the Agriculture is primarily depends on the application of the scientific technologies by making the best use of available resources. One of the major constraints of traditional tomato farming is low productivity because of non-adoption of advanced technologies like improved varieties. To increase the production, productivity and quality of agricultural produce, front line demonstrations are being conducted at various farmers’ field. All the recommended practices were provided to the selected farmers. The data related to the cost of cultivation, production, productivity, gross return and net return were collected as per schedule and analyzed. Result of the present study revealed that higher yield in the demonstrations was recorded (471 q ha-1) as compared to farmers practice (376 q ha-1) traditionally adopted by the farmers. The percentage increase in the yield over farmer’s practice 25.26 was recorded. The technology gap, extension gap and technology index were computed 279 q ha-1, 95 q ha-1 and 37.2% respectively. The demonstrated field gave higher net return Rs.155950 and B:C ratio and incremental B:C ratio is 1:3.27 and 1:3.11 respectively. The result of the study indicated the gap existed in the potential yield and demonstration yield is due to soil fertility and weather conditions. Present results clearly show that the yield and economics of tomato can be boost up by adopting recommended technologies.


Keywords: Front line demonstration, Tomato, B:C Ratio, Extension gap and Technology index
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Suresh Kumar Markam, Birbal Sahu, Komal Singh Keram and Chandu Lal Thakur. 2019. Yield and Economic Viability of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) under Front Line Demonstrations in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1393-1399. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.168