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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 2804-2811

Front Line Demonstration: A Technology Tool to Enhance the Millets Yield of North Karnataka
P. Ashoka1*, P. Priya2 and Sarojani J. Karakkannavar3
1ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ranebennur taluk, Haveri District– 581 11, India
2Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Hanumanamatti, Ranebennur taluk, Haveri District– 581 11, India
2Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community Sciences, Dharwad – 580 005, India
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Small 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 Frontline demonstration on little millet and foxtail millet were carried out by ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hanumanamatti, Haveri district of North Karnataka to assess the impact of adopting improved package of practices over farmers’ practice on the yield and economics of millets during kharif season from 2013 to 2019. Higher yield of little millet was recorded under improved practices which were ranged from 13.60 to 18.00 q. ha-1 which was 18.70 to 28.57 per cent higher than farmers’ practice. Similar trend was noticed in foxtail millet which was showed 14.50 to 21.00 per cent higher grain yield over farmers’ practice during all the five years. The average technological gap for grain yield in little millet and foxtail millet ranged from 7.00 to 15.00 q. ha-1 and 4.00 to 12.30 q. ha-1, respectively over the five years. Highest gross return of Rs. 43,484 ha-1, Rs. 35,656 ha-1 of net return with highest B:C ratio of 5.56 were obtained across the five years for millets under improved practices as compared to farmers’ practice.

Keywords: Millets, Yield gap, Front line demonstration, improved practice, Farmers’ practice

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Ashoka. P., P. Priya and Sarojani J. Karakkannavar. 2020. Front Line Demonstration: A Technology Tool to Enhance the Millets Yield of North Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 2804-2811. doi:
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