Y.K. Shukla, Rashmi Shukla and D.K. Vani
Present studies for improving productivity of cotton, Integrated Nutrient management (INM) demonstrations were conducted on 200 farmer’s field in Khandwa District during Kharif season of 2010-11 to 2016-17. The study findings revealed that Integrated Nutrient Management practices recorded mean yield 20.53 q/ha which is 22.37 per cent higher than obtained with farmers field (16.68 q/ha). The average extension gap, technology gap and technology index were 3.65 q/ha, 4.47 q/ha and 17.88 per cent respectively. This technology also gave higher benefit cost ratio (2.82) as compared to local check (2.53) being grown by farmers locally. For achieving the higher productivity of cotton the major constraint was found that heavy infestation of Insect and pest. Satisfaction level was also found higher while they were using improved technology under the supervision of scientist. The productivity of cotton per unit area could be increased by adopting feasible scientific approach.
Keyword: Integrated Nutrient Management; Technology gap; Technology index; Extension gap;