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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 466-476
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.058


Potential and economics of Ragi (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn.) cultivation under changing weather conditions of Ranchi, Jharkhand
Nishar Akhtar1, Anwesha Dey2, Gufran Ahmad3,Firoz Ahmad4 and Md. Mahtab Rashid2*
1Department of Plant Pathology, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, India
2Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
3K.V.K., Mahoba, Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda, India
4Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Jharkhand agricultural system is mainly dependent upon the weather conditions and the monsoon rainfall during the Kharif season. The state agricultural system is lagging behind because of low productivity, monocropping, erratic rainfall, and frequent dry spells. In addition to that, there is also a change in the weather pattern which will have a more significant negative impact on production and productivity of crops in the state, if the farming community continues with their indigenous practices. Ragi is a drought-tolerant and highly nutritional crop which has an economic value and productivity in the range of major cereals. The present study was conducted to find out the change in rainfall and temperature pattern of Ranchi as per the data available from 1950. Ragi variety, Birsa Madua-1, was tested for its productivity and economics in four villages of Ranchi under the weather conditions of Kharif season of 2018. It was concluded that there is a shift of rainfall in the district and rainfall period of Kharif crops is decreasing. There is also an increase in temperature and potential evapotranspiration. Ragi showed adaptability and stability even under the changing conditions with a B:C ratio of 2.28. Thus, it can be concluded that farmers should be made aware of the changing weather pattern and encourage them to cultivate ragi in order to combat the changing scenario.


Keywords: Weather change, Rainfall, Temperature, Potential evapotranspiration, Substitute crop, Ragi, Production potential, B:C ratio
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Nishar Akhtar, Anwesha Dey, Gufran Ahmad, Firoz Ahmad4 and Md. Mahtab Rashid. 2020. Potential and economics of Ragi (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn.) cultivation under changing weather conditions of Ranchi, Jharkhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 466-476. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.058