Impact Assessment of Frontline Demonstrations of Bajra in Haryana State

Anil Kumar, Ramesh Kumar, V.P.S. Yadav and Rajender Kumar


The present study was carried out to know the yield gaps between Improved Package and practices (IP) and farmers practice (FP) of Bajra Crop. In IP the recommended dose of fertilizers is 40 kg N + 20 kg P2O5 / ha and 15 kg N + 62.5 kg P2O5/ha under rainfed and irrigated situations respectively. The yield in IP under irrigated conditions ranges from 1868 to 3390 kg/ha whereas under rainfed conditions it was in range of 1990 to 2240 kg/ ha. The per cent increase in yield with IP over FP was recorded in the range of 9.3 to 54.1 whereas per cent increase over state average yield was between 26.9 to 182.7. The improved hybrid HHB-97 gave significantly higher yield over local check i.e. HHB-67 (Improved) under both irrigated and rainfed situation. The yield advantage with HHB-197 over HHB-67 (improved) was in the range of 13.9 to 24.0% under irrigated conditions whereas the yield advantage under rainfed condition was between 8.4 to 13.0%. Where other improved hybrids i.e. HHB-117, HHB- 60, HHB-94 and HHB-67-2 performed significantly better over the local checks i.e. HC-4, HC-20 and HHB-68. for realizing profitable yield of pearl millet farmers should apply recommended dose of fertilizers, used improved hybrid seed, integrated weed management, water management and insect–pest management. Conducting of frontline demonstrations on farmers field also help to identify the constraints and potential of the pearl millet in that specific area in realizing the food security as well as it helps in improving the economic and social status

Keyword: Frontline demonstration;

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