On Farm Testing: An use of protection cover for sucking pest management and synchronized fruit set in muskmelon at Bidar district of Karnataka
Sunil Kumar NM, Ningdalli Mallikarjun, K Bhavani, Jadhav RL
On Farm Testing (OFT) on use of Protection cover in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L), a new approach was demonstrated along with technologies released from UHS, Bagalkot keeping the farmer’s practice as the check plot by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bidar, Karnataka India. The OFT was conducted in farmers field of Bidar district during the year 2016-17 & 2017-18. The result showed that, the alternate practice (TO3) recorded an average higher yield 44.06 t/ha and in the farmer practice (TO1) maintained under normal cropping practices recorded an average yield of 25.13 tons per ha whereas, in recommended package of practice (TO2) recorded an average yield of 26.90 tons/ha and got the highest average net returns in alternate practice (TO3) of Rs. 563080 per ha over Rs 152544 per ha in farmer practice. Whereas, in recommended package of practice (TO2) the average net returns were Rs. 212979 per ha.