Frontline demonstrations: Improved production technologies in enhancement of chickpea productivity in Bidar district of Karnataka State
Sunil Kumar NM, Jadhav RL, Ningdalli Mallikarjun
Bengal gram (Cicer arietinum Linn.) is an important pulse crop & commercial crop of in Karnataka state. The production and productivity of Bengal gram very less in this region as compared to its potential yield. ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bidar during the last 8 years conducted 138 demonstrations in farmers field to showcase improved production technology of Bengal gram. It was observed that variation in the yields and was due to variation in agro-climatic parameters under rain fed condition. The highest yield in The Frontline demonstrations (FLD) plots of Bengal gram achieved by adopting improved production technology was 21.25q/ha compared to farmers’ practice (10.69 q/ha). There was an average 48.98 per cent increased yield recorded by adoption of improved production technology. The average technological gap, extension gap and technological index were calculated as 11.16 q/ha, 6.14 q/ ha and 37.19 per cent, respectively. The FLD farmers have recorded the average net profit of Rs. 22491.47 per ha.