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Technological need of True Potato Seed (TPS) growers of Tripura

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4844    | Article Id: D-4844 | Page : 304-306
Citation :- Technological need of True Potato Seed (TPS) growers of Tripura.Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):304-306
Dipak Nath and Subhra Shil dkvkwesttripura@gmail.com
Address : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khowai, Chebri, Khowai-613 005, Tripura, India.
Submitted Date : 14-11-2018
Accepted Date : 14-12-2018

Abstract

The study was conducted in Khowai district of Tripura with randomly selected True Potato Seed (TPS) growers. TPS can serve as a great alternative to the seed tubers in the hilly state of Tripura as only 100 g TPS is needed for one ha. of land as compared to nearly 2 tones of seed tubers required to plant in the same area. TPS can be used as a suitable alternative technology of potato cultivation in the state to improve the productivity and reduce the cost of production. The technological need of the majority of the TPS growers, i.e., 87.50 per cent was plant protection measures with rank I. The other technological need observed were post harvest treatment (79.17 %) which includes application of boric acid, sorting and grading, packing, curing etc. and method of fertilizer application (76.67 %) with II and III rank respectively. So, it is utmost necessary that the agricultural extension workers through regular trainings on plant protection measures with the TPS growers should guide the farmers to get optimum yield per unit area by effective management of pests and diseases.

Keywords

Technological need True Potato Seed (TPS) Tripura TPS growers.

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