IMPACT OF FRONTLINE DEMONSTRATIONS OF BROAD BED FURROW (BBF) ON YIELD AND ECONOMICS OF SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX (L.) MERRILL) UNDER RAINFED CONDITIONS OF NORTHERN TELANGANA ZONE, INDIARaghuveer M., G. Shiva Charan, Y. Praveen Kumar, M. Sunil Kumar, A. Ramadevi, A. Poshadri and K. Mamatha
The present study was conducted at farmers fields of Adilabad district, Telangana state, India during June- October of 2018-19 to 2020-21 (for 3 seasons) to appraise the effect of Broad Bed Furrow (BBF) technology on soybean yield as well as economics. In this study, BBF planting technology was compared with the farmerâs practice (Bullock drawn seed drill). In comparison to the conventional method, the sowing of soybean with BBF method found to be superior in seed yield and average soybean productivity with BBF planter was 2090 kg ha-1, with a yield increase of 11.60 per cent over conventional method of sowing (1873 kg ha-1). Similarly, the economics of soybean were found to be highest with BBF method in terms of gross returns (Rs. 75860 ha-1) and net returns (Rs. 47512 ha-1) with a B:C ratio of 2.66:1 compared to conventional method which generated the gross returns of Rs. 68096 ha-1 and net returns of Rs. 37964 ha-1 with a B:C ratio of 2.26:1.