PERFORMANCE OF FRONTLINE DEMONSTRATIONS OF SESAME (SESAMUM INDICUM) THROUGH IMPROVED TECHNOLOGIES UNDER RAINFED CONDITIONSK.V. Sahare, B.K. Tiwari, K.P. Tiwari, P.N. Tripathi and R.R. Singh
The front line demonstrations of sesame were conducted during the kharif seasons at 69 farmers fields, to demonstrate production potential and economic benefit of improved technologies consisting suitable varieties (TKG-8, TKG-306, TKG-55 & TKG-22), integrated nutrient management (40:30:20:20 kg NPKS/ha+ Azotobacter + PSB @ 5g/kg of seed), seed treatment with Trichoderma viridae @ 5 g/kg seed at Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh in rainfed conditions during kharif seasons of 2007-08 to 2011-12 (five consecutive years). The improved technologies recorded mean yield of 5.3q/ha, which was 77 percent higher than that obtained with farmers practice of 3.0q/ha. Improved technologies gave higher mean net return of Rs. 12224/ha with a benefit cost ratio 2.43 as compared to farmers practice (Rs. 5264/ha, benefit cost ratio 1.95). The technology index was found 33.8 % on the five years of demonstrations.
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