International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
On-farm evaluation of management practices of maize in rainfed area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir
Author(s): Vishal Sharma, Arvind K Ishar, Parul Gupta, Suraj Parkash, Abhay K Sinha, RK Arora and Pawan Kumar
Abstract: Maize is a commodity of high economic significance in India. Attempts were made to improve productivity and to increase area under maize by adoption of recommended packages. In order to compare performance of recommended packages on farm trials (OFT’s) were laid out at farmers’ field to show out the worth of recommended packages over farmer practices. The demonstrations resulted in enhancement in productivity of maize crop. An on-farm experiment was conducted in low hills intermediate zone of Rajouri District of Jammu and Kashmir to study the impact of application of recommended dose of nutrients and full package of practices as against farmers’ practice in maize under rainfed conditions. The treatments were evaluated at five locations during kharif 2016. Results of the study revealed that single intervention of applying recommended fertilizers nutrients over the existing farmers practice increased the overall grain yield of maize by about 16 per cent. The application of full recommended package of practices further increased maize yield by about 20 per cent where as net returns and returns per rupee invested by about 33 and 13 per cent respectively over the farmers’ practice.
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Vishal Sharma, Arvind K Ishar, Parul Gupta, Suraj Parkash, Abhay K Sinha, RK Arora and Pawan Kumar. On-farm evaluation of management practices of maize in rainfed area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 09-11.