Vol. 16 No. 2
Quantification of yield gap in kharif mash through frontline demonstration in sub-mountainous area of Punjab, India
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pathankot during the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 in three clusters of three blocks of the district. 75 front line demonstrations were conducted on kharif mash variety Mash-114. The results of the study revealed a higher average grain yield (887kg ha-1) in the demonstration plots compared to check plots of farmers practice (725 kg ha-1). There was 18.25 per cent increase in yield of demonstration plots from farmer’s practice. However, the highest grain yield was obtained in demonstration plots as compared to farmers plot in all the blocks of the district. But among the three blocks higher grain yield was observed in block Pathankot and lowest in the Dhar kalan block. The higher grain yield in this block was due to the good status of soil as well as timely sowing of the crop. Technology gap and extension gap was 112 kg ha-1 and 162 kg ha-1 respectively. The technology index for Pathankot district in the kharif mash crop was 11.25 percent. Overall, net returns (Rs. 41945) and benefit: cost ratio (3.07) was also higher in demonstration plots as compared to check plots.
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