Pigeonpea is one of the most important and commercial pulse crop of Bidar district. The changing climate has its influence on flower drop, poor pod setting and low yields due to insect pest and disease incidence In this regard of view ICAR- Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bidar conducted 149 frontline demonstrations (FLDs) in an area of 73 ha area in various farmers field of different villages of Bidar district during the period from 2008-09 to 2016-17. The demonstration was conducted to enhance the yield of red gram through integrated crop management technology (ICM) along with transplanting of red gram (Bidar technology) with variety BSMR-736. The new technique red gram transplanting with ICM yielded highest average highest yield of 29.80 q/ha where as in farmer’s practices the average yield was to 15.00 q/ha which was 98.60 per cent increase in the yield over farmer practices. The average technological gap, extension gap and technological index noticed were 29.02 q/ha, 12.73 q/ha and 114.19 per cent respectively and recorded the average net profit of Rs. 95919.22 per ha under demonstration while it was Rs 43270 per ha under farmer practices. Benefit cost ratio was 5.39 under demonstration where as it was 3.44 under farmer practices.
Sunil Kumar NM, Jadhav RL, Ningdalli Mallikarjun, Shivanand Biradar, Sunil A Kulkarni. Frontline demonstrations: integrated crop management (ICM) in red gram with an Innovative approach of transplanting technology for higher yield at Bidar district of Karnataka. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 230-234