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Khadda B.S.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Lata K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Kumar R.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Rai A.K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Jadav J.K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences | Year: 2016

The present study was undertaken during 2011-12 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Panchmahal to find out the effect of spacing and nitrogen levels on performance of hybrid napier in semi-arid ecosystem of Gujarat. The results revealed that the different spacing could not exert significant effect on the plant height, whereas nitrogen levels significantly influenced the plant height. The application of higher dose of nitrogen (200 kg/hr) significantly exhibited higher plant (132.25 cm) followed by 175 and 150 kg/ha N. Tillers/clump and leaf stem ratio was influenced significantly owing to different spacing and levels of nitrogen. The highest leaf stem ratio and more number of leaves/stem were recorded with the spacing of 75 cm × 60 cm and application of 200 kg/ha. The green fodder yield was increased significantly with increasing the spacing and levels of nitrogen. Interaction effect of adoption of spacing and levels of nitrogen indicate that the treatment combination having spacing 75 cm × 60 cm and nitrogen level 200 kg/ha recorded significantly highest green fodder yield. Higher gross returns, net return with maximum benefit cost ratio were recorded when the clumps were planted at the spacing 75 cm × 60 cm with of 200 kg/ha N. Source


Khadda B.S.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Lata K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Kumar R.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Jadav J.K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH | Rai A.K.,Krishi Vigyan Kendra Panchmahal CIAH
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences | Year: 2015

The present study was conducted to popularize the improved green fodder production technology in Panchmahals district of Central Gujarat. Constraints in lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) production were identified through participatory approach. Preferential ranking technique was utilized to identify the constraints faced by the farmers in lucerne production. The results revealed that lack of suitable HYVs, scarcity of irrigation water, weed (Cuscuta spp.) infestation and lack of technical knowledge were found to be the four most important factors responsible for the non-adoption of HYVs of lucerne in Panchmahals district of Gujarat. The yield of green fodder from lucerne in demonstrated variety Anand 2 was 610 q/ha as compared to local check (395 q/ha). The percentage increase in the yield over local check was computed to be 54.43.Results of study on economic analysis of the yield performance revealed that the front line demonstrations (Anand 2) recorded higher gross returns (Rs 91 500/ha) and net return (Rs 64 500/ha) with higher benefit cost ratio (3.39) as compared to local check (2.61). Mean difference with respect to farmers' knowledge level after implementation of frontline demonstrations increased with the tune of 37.20. The impact of frontline demonstrations was also analyzed which had reflected significant improvement in knowledge and satisfaction level on the part of farmers. Source

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