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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1002-1009
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.109


Farmers Participatory Evaluation on Performance of Red gram + Soybean Intercropping vis-a-vis Sole Cotton under Rainfed Medium Soils of Telangana
Md. Latheef Pasha1*, S. Sridevi1, M. Goverdhan1, P. Raghu Rami Reddy2 and Ch. Pragathi Kumari1
1AICRP on Integrated Farming Systems, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar-500 030 Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Regional Agricultural Research Station, Warangal, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Crop diversification with resource efficient and remunerative cropping systems is a sustainable agricultural practice. On farm demonstrations with diversified cropping system of Redgram + soybean Vis-a-Vis farmers’ practice of sole cotton were conducted in ten farmer’s locations of Warangal district of Telangana state. Crop diversification with red gram + soybean realized 29.9% higher (3706 kg ha-1) mean cotton kapas equivalent yield over farmer’s practice of cultivation of sole cotton (2852 kg ha-1). Mean technology and extension gap were 594 kg ha-1 and 854 kg ha-1 respectively. Technology index ranged from 4.5 to 24.1% with an average value of 13.8%. The mean gross and net returns of diversified cropping system were Rs 155658 and Rs 119140, while sole cotton recorded a mean Rs 119784 and Rs 69529 of gross and net returns ha-1 respectively. Mean BC ratio of 4.3 was earned in improved cropping system as against the 2.4 under sole cotton system. Mean additional returns in improved cropping system were Rs 35874 ha-1 with a mean effective gain of Rs 49611 ha-1. In Improved cropping systems, mean total productivity per day was 10.2 kg ha-1 day-1 with a mean profitability of Rs 326 per day as against the mean total productivity of 7.8 kg ha-1 day-1 in sole cotton system. Average Production Use Efficiency was 20.6 kg day-1 in improved cropping system, while in sole cotton system it was 17.3 kg day-1. Mean Relative Productive Use Efficiency and Relative Economic Efficiency were 29.9 and 71.4 respectively indicated the edge in productive economic parameters indicating the profitability of diversified cropping system.


Keywords: Crop diversification, Redgram + soybean, Sole cotton, Cotton kapas equivalent yield, Technology gap, Technology index
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Md. Latheef Pasha, S. Sridevi, M. Goverdhan, P. Raghu Rami Reddy and Pragathi Kumari, Ch. 2018. Farmers Participatory Evaluation on Performance of Red gram + Soybean Intercropping vis-a-vis Sole Cotton under Rainfed Medium Soils of Telangana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1002-1009. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.109