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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1404-1409
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.160


Impact of Frontline Demonstrations on Finger Millet in Tribal Areas of Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, India
A. Vennila1*, M. Sangeetha1, R. Thangadurai1 and P. S. Shanmugam2
1ICAR ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
 Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Pulses, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Demonstration was conducted in the Vathalmalai tribal farmers’ holdings of Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu, India during kharif 2016 to create awareness among the tribal farmers and to showcase the improved production technologies in finger millet. The Improved Crop Management practices viz., promotion of drought tolerant, high yielding and short duration finger millet variety ML 365, integrated nutrient management, integrated pest and disease management technologies were demonstrated and compared with the farmers practice followed by tribal farmers in finger millet cultivation. Results indicated that demonstration of finger millet variety ML 365 with Improved Crop Management practices recorded higher grain yield of 2140 kg/ ha and farmers practice recorded lower yield of 1720 kg/ha. Adoption of Improved Crop Management practices increased the grain yield of finger millet to the tune of 24.42 per cent compared to farmers practice. Farmers earned higher net income of Rs.20700 /ha through the demonstration and Rs.12650/ha with farmers practice. Besides, farmers realized higher benefit cost ratio (1.76) through the demonstration compared to farmers practice (1.58). Thus, the demonstration of improved variety ML 365 with crop management practices increased the grain yield and net income of the farmers growing finger millet under rainfed condition. In the present study, potential of the new variety and technologies were demonstrated systematically and scientifically in the farmers field along with farmers practice for further adoption by farming community in large scale.


Keywords: Demonstration, Finger millet, Grain yield, Net income, Benefit cost ratio
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Vennila, M. A., M. Sangeetha, R. Thangadurai and Shanmugam, P. S. 2020. Impact of Frontline Demonstrations on Finger Millet in Tribal Areas of Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1404-1409. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.160