MICRO ANALYSIS OF YIELD GAP AND PROFITABILITY IN PULSES AND CEREALS
Citation :- MICRO ANALYSIS OF YIELD GAP AND PROFITABILITY IN PULSES AND CEREALS.Legume Research-An International Journal.2014.(37):532-536
The present study was conducted at farmers’ field in Mathura and Ghaziabad districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bahadurgarh and Gurgaon districts in Haryana during 2010 to 2012. The results of micro yield gap analysis from a sample size of 120 farmers revealed that the average yield gap-I (technology gap) for pigeonpea was 1167 kg/ha in Uttar Pradesh and 1250 kg/ha in Haryana. While, the average yield gap-II (extension gap) for pigeonpea was relatively lower i.e. 183 kg/ha in Uttar Pradesh and 125 kg/ha in Haryana. The average yield gap-I for chickpea was observed as 1641 kg/ha in Uttar Pradesh and 877 kg/ha in Haryana. Whereas, the average yield gap-II for chickpea was relatively lower i.e. 614 kg/ha in Uttar Pradesh and 622 kg/ha in Haryana. However, there was lower yield gap for paddy and wheat in both the states i.e. Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in comparison to pulses (pigeonpea and chickpea). Therefore, it is summarized that technology gap in pulses (pigeonpea and chickpea) was more than extension gap at farmers field. The potential interventions and various constraints of yield gap in major pulses have been highlighted in this paper.
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