L. R. BALAI*, B. L. ASIWALAND SHASHI VERMA
Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
(S.K.N. Agriculture University, Jobner)
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 01 March, 2021; Accepted 31 March, 2021)
Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) is a legume crop grown in kharif season. However, the average productivity of guar in the district (751 kg/ha) is very low as compared to potential yield of new varieties (20 q/ha). The productivity of this crop is low in the district due to poor adoption of improved technologies of guar by the farmers. The KVK, Fatehpur has carried out 140 FLDs on guar (RGC-1066) in 24 selected operational villages covering an area of 58 ha during 2013 to 2018 to exhibit latest proven technologies & to know the productivity & economics of demonstrations compared with farmer’s practices. The average yield of six years data was recorded 14.40 q/ha in FLDs and 12.00
q/ha in farmers practice with an additional yield of 2.40 q/ha and productivity increased by 20.19 per cent. The average technology gap and extension gap were found 5.59 and 2.40 q/ha respectively. The result shows positive effect of FLDs of improved variety (RGC-1066) & new proven technologies of guar over the existing practices towards enhancing the productivity of guar in the district. The improved variety RGC-1066 gave higher six years average gross return (Rs 64387/ha), net return (Rs. 41103/ha) with higher cost benefit ratio of 2.79 as compare to farmer’s practice average gross return (Rs. 54050/ha), net return (Rs. 33067/ha) with cost benefit ratio of 2.56 in the six years from 2013 to 2018. The horizontal spread of improved new variety RGC-1066 among 350 farmers of nearby 30 villages over more than 450 hectare area show positive impact of FLDs.
Key words:Cluster bean, front line demonstration, productivity, technology gap, extension gap