Adoption Constraints of Pigeonpea Cultivation in Lucknow District of Central Uttar Pradesh

S.N. Singh, V.K. Singh, R.K. Singh and Rakesh K. Singh


Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millisp.] is one of the most important pulse crops of Uttar Pradesh where it is grown in 0.38 million ha area with the annual production of 0.38 million tones. Its cultivation is predominantly done in Lucknow district mostly under rainfed condition. The production constraints which are being faced by farmers in the area have been analyzed through personal survey. The major constraints taken into account were technological, socioeconomic and agro-ecological which limit the adoption of modern package of practices for its cultivation and ultimately the yield. The incidence of pests and diseases on plants (97.52% respondents), non-availability of quality seed material (96.23% respondents) and non-availability of sulphur based phosphatic fertilizer for balanced nutrition (94.35% respondents) were identified as major constraints which cause setback in the expected production. Hence, there is an urgent need to address the problems of pests and disease incidence, imbalanced application of fertilizers with the arrangement of timely supply of quality seed material through extension and development networks in state, so that the barriers in adoption of improved package of practices could be checkedb

Keyword: Production constraints, C

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