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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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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3135-3141

Performance of Annually Harvested Improved Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Cultivars Grown under Rainfed Conditions
Shakuntla Rahi*, D. S. Yadav, Pankaj Sood, Kavita Sharma and L. K. Sharma
CSKHPKV, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mandi Himachal Pradesh-175019, India
*Corresponding author

The study assessed the performance of annually harvested improved cultivars of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) under rainfed conditions in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. A total of 64 front line demonstrations (FLDs) were conducted consecutively for two years (Kharif 2014 and Kharif 2015). Two annually harvested turmeric cultivars Palam Pitambar and Palam Lalima were demonstrated under the FLD programme with the recommended package of practices against the widely grown local strain 'SuketiHaldi' as farmer’s practice. The study revealed that in demonstration plots rhizome yield of both varieties was significantly higher over the farmer’s practice in all the years. Overall, 270.02 q ha-1 of rhizome yield with 38.85% increased production over farmer’s practice and average net returns of Rs. 2,64,166 ha-1 was obtained under demonstration plot in pooled data. The technology index value of 16.92% showed the better performance of FLD’s interventions and thus annually harvested cultivars exhibited great potential in boosting the turmeric productivity with wider adaptability in the region. The technology and extension gap based on pooled data for two years FLDs programme was 54.98 and 75.55qha–1 respectively emphasize the need to narrow down these gaps by deploying effective research and extension services.

Keywords: Extension gap, FLD, Technology gap, Technology index, Turmeric

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Shakuntla Rahi, D. S. Yadav, Pankaj Sood, Kavita Sharma and Sharma, L. K. 2020. Performance of Annually Harvested Improved Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Cultivars Grown under Rainfed Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3135-3141. doi:
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