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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 2216-2223
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.251


An Impact Assessment of Front Line Demonstrations on Yield and Economics of Foxtail Millet under Rainfed Conditions of Hadagali Taluka
N. H. Sunitha1*, Hanumanthppa Shrihari2 and Manjunath Banuvally3
Agricultural Extension Education Centre, Huvinahadagali University of Agricultural sciences, Raichur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Millets are more nutritious and have a lower glycemic index than rice and wheat, but factors like lack of improved varieties, agronomical packages and practices as well as unorganized seed system are constraining production and productivity. Therefore, the present study was carried out to know the yield gaps between improved practices and farmers’ practices under Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) of foxtail millet under rainfed conditions of Huvinahadgali Taluka Districts of Bellari. A total of 50 farmers were selected for frontline demonstrations in the Taluka, of which 20 ha land was covered by high yielding Foxtail millet (HN-46, HMT 100-1) varieties over the last five years. The conducted FLDs made a very positive and significant impact on grain as well as on fodder yield of foxtail millet that ranged from 11.40 to 24.26 per cent overall increase respectively was recorded during the last five years. The higher technological gap (4.00 to 7.24 qtl/ha), extension gap (4.18 to 9.32 qtl/ha) and technological index (9.41 to 13.70 %) in the crop indicating that there is an urgent need of dissemination of location specific suitable package of practices. The data revealed that the conducted FLDs also enhanced the farmer’s income by increasing B: C ratio that ranged from 2.4 to 3.2 in both the crops. The impact of such demonstrations are quite strong as it is also visible from the fact that barnyard millet variety HN-46, HMT-100-1 has been one of the most accepted varieties by farmers of Bellari District for the last more than ten years and has been constantly under FLD programme.


Keywords: Small millets, Frontline demonstration, Technology gap, Extension gap, B : C ratio
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Sunitha, N. H., Hanumanthppa Shrihari and Manjunath Banuvally. 2020. An Impact Assessment of Front Line Demonstrations on Yield and Economics of Foxtail Millet under Rainfed Conditions of Hadagali Taluka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 2216-2223. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.251