Medicon Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (ISSN: 2972-2691)

Research Article

Volume 4 Issue 3

Impact Analysis of Shalimar Sarson - 2 (SS -2) under Cluster Front Line Demonstration Programme in Budgam District, UT Jammu and Kashmir, India

Sabia Akhter*, Bilal Ahmad Lone, Ambreen Nabi, Shazia Ramzan, Vaseem Yousuf , Bhinish Shakeel, Iram Farooq and Khurshid Ahmad Zarger
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Budgam, Skuast K, Shalimar Srinager
*Corresponding Author: Sabia Akhter, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Budgam, Skuast K, Shalimar Srinager.

Published: March 02, 2023

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For the dissemination of various technologies KVKs are conducting Cluster frontline demonstrations (CFLDs) to demonstrate the production potential of newly released technologies on the farmer’s fields at different locations in a given farming system. In the similar way KVK Budgam also conducted the CFLD Programme on oil seeds in different villages of Budgam Dist. (Haripora Haran, Soibugh, Hajibagh and Warpora) in various clusters during the successive years of 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 on a silty clay loam soil, high in organic Carbon, medium in available phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium for the performance evaluation of Brown Sarson (Brassica rapa L. var. Oleifera). During the CFLD programme the average seed yield of SS-2 during the four years was 12.45q/ha in demonstrated fields as compared to average seed yield of 6.90q/ha from the local check. The average technology gap over the four years was found to be 4.54q/ha and extension gap 5.53q/ha. The average technology index was 26.71 per cent. Higher gross returns (Rs 74745 ha-1), net returns (Rs 52885 ha-1) with a benefit-cost ratio of 3.41were found in demonstrated fields as compared to 2.60 in case of local check. The higher yield is attributed to the introduction of newly released SKUAST K high yielding variety of brown sarson (SS-2).

Keywords: Brown Sarson-2, SS-2, Yield, CFLD, B: C ratio, Technology index