Impact Analysis of FLDs in Mustard on Technology Transfer and Productivity in Shivpuri District of M.P.

Rajeev Singh Chauhan, Rupendra Kumar Singh, Pushpendra Singh and S.R.K. Singh


Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shivpuri conducted 60 demonstrations on mustard variety – RVM-2, Pusa- Agrani during five years from 2010–11 to 2014–15 at farmers field in Shivpuri district situated at 25.40 Latitude and 77.60 longitude. It is situated in Bundelkhand- Gird Agro Climatic Zone, on National highway No. 3 and at 521.5 mt. mean sea level .The geographical area of Shivpuri district is 995.4 thousand ha. The average rainfall of Shivpuri is 816.32 mm, highest temperature in summer goes 480C while minimum temp goes down 5O C. Total no of 60 frontline demonstrations conducted during 2010-11 to 2014-15 in Rabi season in adopted villages ( Lalgarh, Tanpur, Tharrah, Sirsod ,Manikhera and Kulwara ) of two Block viz Kolaras and Shivpuri. Integrated nutrient management with (80 : 40: 20 ) NPK + 20 kg sulphur / ha adopted on soil test basis. Summer deep plaughing, Integrated pest management, seed treatment with Imidacloprid 70WS @5.0 gram / kg + PSB culture @ 10 gm /kg seed and spray of insecticide for control of Aphid & white fly. There was an appraisable increase in yield level 18.00 to 21.87 q/ ha under demonstration plot against 13.75 to 17.88 in farmers’ plot. Adoption of improved technology had significant effect on seed yield vis –a –vis yield gaps. Improved technologies enhanced mustard yield 370 kg to 429 kg. /ha over farmers practice with an overall increase yield of 26.43 percent

Keyword: Mustard crop; Front line demonstration; Farmers practice; Gap analysis; Productivity

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