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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2284-2291

Production Efficiency of Capsicum under Protected Cultivation in North West Region of Tamil Nadu, India
Senthilkumar1*, K. R. Ashok2, M. Chinnadurai3 and K. Sathyamoorthi4
1Department of Agricultural Economics, CARDS, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Agricultural and Rural Management, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3Directorate of Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
4Directorate of Research, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Polyhouse farming is one among the major modifications in advanced farming techniques that are manifestation of plastic-culture. Protected cultivation or greenhouse cultivation would be the most contemporary approach. In India, the total production of capsicum was 327 thousand tons from an area of 46 thousand hectare with the productivity of 7108 kg per hectare. However, it was relatively low when compare to world productivity. Against this back ground, the present study addressed to estimate the resource use efficiency and technical efficiency of the farms that cultivate capsicum crops under protected cultivation. Resource use efficiency of capsicum cultivation, the co-efficient of multiple determinations (R2) was 0.86. It implies 86 per cent of the variation in the dependent variable was accounted by the selected independent variables. Quantity of seedlings and human labour were significant at one per cent level would imply that an increase in seedling rate and human labour by one per cent from their respective mean levels, ceteris paribus, would increase the yield by 0.18 per cent and 0.23 per cent respectively. Stochastic frontier production function analysis results of capsicum cultivation, the coefficient of expenditure on plant protection chemicals was significant at one per cent with the value 0.1726 and also quantity of seedlings, expenditure on fertilizer and human labour significance at five per cent level with the coefficient value 0.1089, 0.1086 and 0.1379, which implied that one per cent, increase in the respective inputs could increase the capsicum yield. The average technical efficiency of sampled capsicum farms under protected cultivation was around 83.64 per cent. The farmers can optimize the production frontier of the capsicum cropping system by overcoming the existing level of technical inefficiencies.

Keywords: Protected cultivation, Resource use efficiency, Technical efficiency, Capsicum production

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Senthilkumar S., K. R. Ashok, M. Chinnadurai and Sathyamoorthi K. 2018. Production Efficiency of Capsicum under Protected Cultivation in North West Region of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2284-2291. doi:
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