Analysis of Adoption Gaps in Summer Moong Cultivation Technology in Sonipat District of Haryana

Jogender Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Anil Kumar Rathee

Abstract


Green Gram is one of the main pulse crops of Haryana, sown both in Summer and Kharif seasons and it works
as catch crop in between Rabi and Kharif. It takes about 60 days for maturity in summer; however its cultivation
was not promoted before 2005. The Summer Moong not only provides additional income to the farmers, but it
also improves soil health by adding organic matter in soil. It adds nutrition in daily food of poor farming
community. The present study was conducted by KrishiVigyan Kendra, Sonipat in operational villages of FLDs.
KVK Sonipat has conducted 245 front line demonstrations on summer moong covering 98.0 hectares area and
245 farmers as beneficiaries during 2012-13 to 2016-17. The production, productivity and economic returns
of summer moong in demonstrated plots were compared with the corresponding farmers’ practices. The data
so obtained were pooled and analyzed. The data depicted that the average yield of summer moong under FLD
plots ranged between 9.1q/ha to 9.8q/ha, whereas, under the farmers’ practice, it ranged between 7.7 q/ ha to
8.1 q/ha. The FLD plots recorded 12.34 to 24.05 per cent increase in yield over local check. The increase in
yield of summer moong crop under front line demonstrations was due to improved practices demonstrated at
farmers’ fields namely timely sown of the crop, use of healthy seed, high yielding varieties, recommended seed
rate, IPM & INM etc.

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