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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1400-1406
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.169


Impact of Front Line Demonstrations on the Yield and Economics of Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh
Suresh Kumar Markam1*, Birbal Sahu2, Chandu Lal Thakur2 and Alakh Ram Gour3
1Department of Horticulture, 2Department of Agronomy, 3Department of Soil Sceince and Agricultural Chemistry, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kanker and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balod, IGKV, Raipur (CG), India
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Abstract:

Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) is one of the important tuber 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 kharif 2015-16 and 2016-17. Front line demonstrations were conducted on colocasia by the active participation of the farmers with the objective of improved technologies of colocasia production potential. The improved technologies consist improved variety (Indira Arvi-1), 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 colocasia 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 farmer's 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 average yield in the demonstrations was recorded (205.5 q ha-1) as compared to farmers practice (159 q ha-1) traditionally adopted by the farmers. The percentage increase in the yield over farmer’s practice 29.24 was recorded. The technology gap and extension gap were computed 14.5 and 46.5 q ha-1 respectively, along with 6.59 per cent of technology index. The demonstrated field gave higher average net return Rs. 89500 and B:C ratio is 1: 2.19. 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: Frontline demonstration, Colocasia, Technology gap and Technology index
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Suresh Kumar Markam, Birbal Sahu, Chandu Lal Thakur and Alakh Ram Gour. 2019. Impact of Front Line Demonstrations on the Yield and Economics of Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott) in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1400-1406. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.169