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Kumar R.,Adaptive Trial Center | Kumar R.,Forage Research and Management Center
Indian Journal of Agricultural Research | Year: 2014

There is a tremendous opportunity for increasing the production and productivity of chickpea crop by adopting the improved technologies. Total 2450 Crop Demonstrations on chickpea variety RSG-888, BG-372 and GNG-663 were conducted at farmers' fields in district Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) during five consecutive rabi seasons 2007-08 to 2011-12. On overall average basis, 17.81 % higher grain yield was recorded under demonstrations than the farmers traditional practices (check). The extension gap, technology gap and technology index were 168/195 and 221 kg per ha, 867, 725 and 964 Kg per ha and 43.33, 32.95 and 43.82 % in variety RSG-888, BG-372 and GNG-663, respectively. Data on technology index reduced from 47.50% (2007-08) to 43.82% (2011-12) exhibited the feasibility of technology demonstration.

Mohan S.,Forage Research and Management Center | Mohan S.,National Dairy Research Institute | Singh M.,Forage Research and Management Center | Singh M.,National Dairy Research Institute
Indian Journal of Agronomy | Year: 2014

A field experiment was conducted at Karnal during rainy season of 2012 to study the effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and zinc on growth, yield and economics of teosinte (Zea mexicana L.) fodder. Plant height, plant girth, number of leaves, leaf area index, number of tillers and branches increased with increase in levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and zinc. Green and dry fodder yield and gross returns, net returns and benefit: cost ratio increased significantly upto 160 kg N/ha, 40 kg P2O5/ha and 30 kg Zinc sulphate/ha. The treatment combination of N160 kg/ ha, P2O5 40kg/ha and Zinc sulphate 30 kg/ha estimated as advantageous for production of teosinte fodder. © 2014, Indian Society of Agronomy. All rights reserved.

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