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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3513-3518
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.413


Unravelling of Farmers’ Existing Crop Nutrient Management Practices: A Baseline Survey of Adopted Village
N. Hema Sarat Chandra1*, Ch. Ramulu2 and G. Swathi1
1Department of Agricultural Extension, Agricultural College, Warangal, PJTSAU, 56006, India
2Department of Soil Science and Agro Chemicals, RARS- Warangal, PJTSAU, 506006, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Village adoption is a scientifically proven method for effective extension service to the farmers. The extension interventions in the village can be planned by considering the Socio economical and agricultural situations prevailed in the village. An attempt was made to understand the village especially the existing crop nutrient management practices of the farmers. Seetharampuram village from Warangal Rural district of Telangana is selected by Regional Agricultural Research Station, Warangal (PJTSAU) to impart technical advices the farmers. A semi structured interview schedule was prepared and Soil samples were collected to analyse the existing crop nutrient management practices of the farmers. Soil analysis report from 203 samples randomly collected by covering throughout the village fields and found that soils are neutral to strong alkaline in reaction (pH-7.0-9.06), Non saline to Saline in nature (Ec-0.30-2.95dS/m), organic carbon is low to medium (0.10-0.74%). Nitrogen is low to medium (88-339Kg/Ha) Phosphorus and potassium are medium to very high at 37-228Kg/Ha and 297-1309Kg/Ha respectively. Based on the responses from 60 randomly selected farmers in the village and considering soil analysis data, there is lot of discrepancy observed from recommended practices to the practices of farmers. Though crop yields are on par to the expectations but there is a lot of scope to reduce the chemical fertiliser usage and cost of cultivation. Trough this study, it has been estimated that, Rs. 8,61,250/- can be saved to the village on soil nutrient management. Besides, interventions towards sustainable agriculture, enhancing technical knowledge to the farmers and counter to depletion of soil nutrients are manifested as a part of technical empowerment in the adopted village.


Keywords: Village Adoption, Soil nutrient management practices, NPK nutrient status,
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Hema Sarat Chandra, N., Ch. Ramulu and Swathi, G. 2020. Unravelling of Farmers’ Existing Crop Nutrient Management Practices: A Baseline Survey of Adopted Village.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3513-3518. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.413