IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 9, September 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
A. D. Raj, V.Yadav and J. H. Rathod
The study was carried out during kharif, rabi and summer seasons in fifty villages of Narmada, Gujarat during 2012-13. All 400 demonstrations on pigeon pea, chick pea, black gram and green gram crops were carried out in area of 160 ha by the active participation of farmers with the objective to demonstrate the improved technologies of pulses production potential. The improved technologies consisting use of modern variety, seed treatment with rhizobium and PSB culture, balanced fertilizer application and integrated pest management. FLD recorded higher yield as compared to farmer’s local practice. The improved technology recorded higher yield of 1880 kg/ha, 1480 kg/ha, 880 kg/ha and 927 kg/ha in pigeon pea, chick pea, black gram and green gram, respectively than 1450, 1130, 680 and 711 kg/ha. In spite of increase in yield of pulses, technological gap, extension gap and technology index existed.