Enhancing Yield and Economics of Okra through Front Line Demonstration
P. K. Ray1*, K. M. Singh1, Anjani Kumar2 and R. R. Singh3
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Saharsa, Bihar, India
2ICAR-ATARI, Zone-IV, Patna, Bihar, India
3Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Keywords: Economics, Extension gap, FLD, Okra, Technology gap and Technology index.
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The major constraint of low productivity of okra in the Saharsa District of Bihar was non adoption of recommended package of practices and lack of awareness for okra cultivation. To replace this old age technology Krishi Vigyan Kendra conducted front line demonstrations during kharif season 2016 and 2017. Cultivation practices comprised use of high yielding variety (Arka anamika) at proper spacing (60 x 30 cm) with recommended dose of organic as well as inorganic fertilizer and plant protection measures. Results showed that average yield obtained were 146 and 150q/ ha under improved system, whereas, in local variety 118 and 120 q/ha yield was recorded during 2016 and 2017, respectively. The per cent increase in yield with high yielding over local variety was 14.06 to 25.0 per cent. The extension gap recorded was 18 and 30 per cent during 2016 and 2017, respectively.
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