ENERGY USE PATTERN FOR PRODUCTION OF RAINFED WHEAT

Article Id: ARCC4518 | Page : 27 - 30
Citation :- ENERGY USE PATTERN FOR PRODUCTION OF RAINFED WHEAT.Agricultural Science Digest.2006.(26):27 - 30
S.B. Nahatkar and Hariom Sharma
Address : Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, J.N.K.V.V., Jabalpur - 482004, India

Abstract

The study on input energy requirement for production of rainfed wheat was carried out in Sehore block of Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh. The data was collected from 90 randomly selected wheat growers. The results of the study showed that per hectare operational energy use and size of holdings were inversely related to each other. The average use of operational energy was 1028 MJ/ha for rainfed wheat production. The highest operational energy was required for preparation of field for sowing. The source wise energy use was 3826 MJ/ha. The major sources of input energy use were seed and fertilizer. The output-input energy ratio was 5.39. The energy use gap analysis showed that an additional investment of rupee one on energy use in the production of rainfed wheat gave an additional income of Rs. 1.61

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