Popularization of Castor (PCH 111) among the Small Farmers of Mahabubnagar District of Telangana Through Frontline Demonstration

M. Satyanarayana et.al., M. Satyanarayana et.al.,
2017 International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research  
A total of 20 fields of farmers residing in Mahabubnagar district of south zone of Telangana state were selected for the experimental study. The field studies were conducted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Palem to evaluate the production and economic benefits of castor (PCH 111) production by applying scientific technology. The crop cultivated during the kharif season of 2012-13 and 2013-14 (two consecutive years) was selected for testing and analyses. The fields of the farmers were located in
more » ... were located in the village of Chenchugudem, Gudibanda and Chakalpalyy. Extension gap, technology gap and technology index were calculated. On the basis of these technologies, improved production in the hybrid PCH 111ranged between 36 and 54 q/ha for 2012 (mean yield 44 q/ha) and between 39 and 49 q/ha for 2013 (44 q/ha).However, for the local hybrid, the production ranged between 35 and 40 q/ha. Frontline demonstrations (FLDs) can promote new crops and technologies and improve their popularity. Such improvements in crop technology will help farmers in reducing yield gaps and will improve their knowledge, attitude and skill.
doi:10.24247/ijasraug2017102 fatcat:b6jaingscfdfvbkfjwvwty4uji