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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 1947-1954
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.231


Farmer’s Perception on Economics and Varietal Performance of High Yielding Multicut Napier Fodder – DHN-6: Result of Front Line Demonstration in Ramanagar District, Karnataka, India
S. Kamala Bai1*, K. H. Nagaraj2, Syed Mazhar Ali3, S. C. Ranganath4 and B. T. Rayudu5
1Department of Agronomy, ICAR, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK,
Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
2Department of Extension, ICAR, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
3Department of Agril Engineering, ICAR, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
4ATARI, ICAR, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru-560065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Livestock is an integral component of rainfed farming system. Livestock rearing is also integrated with crop farming to provide security against crop failure due to uncertain monsoon conditions. Estimates reveal that livestock contribute 40 % of total annual income of a farmer. In this situation, feeding livestock is need based in rainfed farming situation. Major constrains that prevail in livestock rearing is deficit of availability of green fodder throughout the year and lack of awareness about high yielding improved fodder varieties. With this background, to mitigate the fodder shortage in the district of Ramanagara, improved new high yielding variety viz., DHN-6 was introduced. The results highlighted that farmers had appreciated the performance of improved fodder variety for its high yielding green fodder (242t/ha/year) and its high palatability (98%). The adoption trend and interest of farmers was analyzed by estimating the quantity of improved slips produced by Front Line Demonstrated (FLD) beneficiaries, which showed that both FLD participated and non- participated farmers were content with the performance of DHN-6 variety due to its high palatability and easiness to harvest due to absence of pubescence. The data related to selling of new fodder variety slips by KVK and the farmers themselves within the district and outside the district has not only generated income Rs.1, 06,500 and Rs. 4, 27,500 respectively, but highlighted the spread of new variety and increase in average milk yield of 0.25 lt/day


Keywords: Farmer’s Perception, Economics and Varietal Performance, Front Line Demonstration, Karnataka
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Kamala Bai S., K. H. Nagaraj, Syed Mazhar Ali, S. C. Ranganath and Rayudu B. T. 2018. Farmer’s Perception on Economics and Varietal Performance of High Yielding Multicut Napier Fodder – DHN-6: Result of Front Line Demonstration in Ramanagar District, Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 1947-1954. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.231