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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2751-2759
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.319


Technology Backstopping by Krishi Vigyan Kendra – A Boom for Escalating Income of Mango Growers in the District of Ramanagara, Karnataka, India
G. Keshavareddy1, K.H. Nagaraj2, B.G. Hanumantharaya3 and R. Narayana Reddy4
1Department of Entomology
2Department of Extension
3Department of Horticulture, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
4Staff Training Unit, Hebbal, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Improved cultivation practices in mango from flowering to harvesting and marketing were demonstrated by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Ramanagara through Frontline Demonstrations (FLDs) in the selected mango growers orchards from 2012-13 to 2017-18. The results of the demonstrations on pest management indicated the reduction in mean number of leaf hoppers infestation per panicle (0.77), fruits damage by fruit flies (3.67%) and low incidence of powdery mildew (score 1.1) compared to farmers practice (score 2.74) plots. These three parameters are known to impact mainly the mango yield. The average tonnage increase in mango fruit yield per hectare in demo plots was 3.14 (48.31%) over farmers practice. The huge variation in the per cent increase in yield was due to adoption of integrated crop management practices by the growers as demonstrated by the KVK. Adoption of improved technologies by the growers resulted in higher net returns of Rs. 235033 / ha as against the farmers practice (Rs. 140500/ha). KVK adopted cognizance approaches like group discussion meetings, extension literature distribution, news coverage about integrated crop management practices in mango to create awareness and knowledge of mango growers about various improved technologies. Realizing the importance, KVK took initiative with few interested mango growers and motivated them to take up scientific method of harvesting fruits, safe ripening and direct marketing of the produce to the consumers. The income obtained by the growers from direct marketing over on-farm contract increased by 356%. There was horizontal spread of the safe ripening technology and direct marketing concept across the district through farmers who participated in the FLD. The demonstrated technologies proved to be highly remunerative compared to the existing farmers practice and on-farm contract for mango growers of the district


Keywords: KVK, Mango, Demonstration, FLD, and Direct marketing
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Keshavareddy, G., K.H. Nagaraj, B.G. Hanumantharaya and Narayana Reddy, R. 2018. Technology Backstopping by Krishi Vigyan Kendra – A Boom for Escalating Income of Mango Growers in the District of Ramanagara, Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2751-2759. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.319