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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1898-1902
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.218


Promotion of Berseem Variety Wardan through Frontline Demonstrations in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh
Sunil Singh1*, A.K. Singh1, Archana Singh1, Ratna Sahay1, Dheeraj Kumar Tiwari1, R.C. Maurya1, Vikash Chandra1 and U.S. Gautam2
1ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Unnao – 229881 (Uttar Pradesh), India
2ICAR-ATARI, Zone-III, Kanpur- 208002 (Uttar Pradesh), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Berseem is a major fodder crop of Uttar Pradesh as well as the country and plays a major role in augmenting the income of small and marginal farmers of Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. One of the major constraints of traditional Berseem cultivation is low productivity due to non-adoption of recommended package of practices and improved varieties. To overcome this anomaly Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Unnao were conducted frontline demonstrations in farmers’ fields at different locations in the district with high yielding and no. of cutting  variety Wardan and applying scientific practices in cultivation through broadcasting method. The Berseem productivity and economic returns under improved technologies were calculated and compared with the prevailing farmers’ practice. Results revealed that Wardan variety under improved practices recorded higher yield of 17.09%, 19.98% and 25.83% during 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 and the recommended practice gave higher net returns of Rs 26100, 28500 and 31700 per ha and B:C ratio of 2.16:1, 2.34:1 and 2.60:1, respectively as compared to farmers practice.


Keywords: Berseem fodder, Extension gap, Economic, Frontline demonstration, Technology gap
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Sunil Singh, A.K. Singh, Archana Singh, Ratna Sahay, Dheeraj Kumar Tiwari, R.C. Maurya, Vikash Chandra and Gautam, U.S. 2018. Promotion of Berseem Variety Wardan through Frontline Demonstrations in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1898-1902. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.218