Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Evaluation of frontline demonstration of sesame for sustainable food production in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka
Author(s): Raju G Teggelli, S Suresh SM, Zaheer Ahamed B, Patil MC
Abstract: Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the important oilseed crops in Indian agriculture. One of the major constraints of its low productivity is non-adoption of improved technologies. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kalaburagi has conducted frontline demonstration at adopted farmer’s field. Front line demonstration were conducted at 36 farmers field, to demonstrate production potential and economic benefit of improved technologies comprising short duration, phyllody resistant varieties, line sowing, integrated nutrient management and timely weed management, integrated nutrient, pest and disease management. The improved technology recorded a mean yield of 6.30 q/ha which was 21.4% higher than that obtained with farmers practice yield of 4.90 q/ha. The improved technologies resulted higher mean net income of Rs.27336/ha with a benefit cost ratio of 4.50 as compared to local practice (Rs. 20805/ha, 3.71 respectively). There is a need to adopt multipronged strategy that involves enhancing sesame production through better adoption of improved technology.