FARMERíS PERCEPTION ON IMPROVING FARMING SYSTEM OF KHARIF ONION PRODUCTIONP. K. S. Gurjar, Lal Singh, Lakhan Singh, C.B.S. Jatav, Rajesh Jatav and A. Haldar
Onion (Allium cepa L.) is one of the important tradable commodities for the most of farming communities in India. An efficient technology transfer system is conducting, frontline demonstration on farmer field have proved as an effective mean for creating awareness and acceptance of improved technologies. In district, a kharif onion crop was selected for implementation at field level and operational village selection was based on the response from the framers to participate in this activities. An each village, meetings were held with farmers to explain the objectives and methodology of the activities being implemented and farmer perception. On onion production were discussed. A survey of the all the participating farmers was conducted through structured schedules and assess. Perception of the farmers on kharif onion production practices. Making the sample thirteen, interviews of each selected farmers were taken personally and the schedule of each respondent was filled directly with the relevant data. The net return and benefit cost ratio were computed. The performance of recommended practices over farmer practices was the higher in operational villages of district and 20.29% higher production received under recommended practice over farmer practice. Less mortality of transplanted seedling with broad bed and furrow method was rank assigned first by farmers of operational villages. Mortality of seedling was leading problem followed by labour shortage and post harvesting management related problems.
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