Enhance the productivity of pigeon pea through improved technology
RK Singh and Uttam Kumar Tripathi
The study was carried out by KVK during 2007-2010 with the help of farmers in the presence of concerning SMS at Sehore district under Vindhyan plateau agro climatic zone of Madhya Pradesh During these years of study on area 20 ha was covered under package demonstration on pigeonpea against their own problems with the number of 52 farmers is benefited under its technology. Maximum average yield, net return and minimize wilt incidence and pod borer damage 11.5 q/ha, Rs 16700/ha and 29.3% &37.2 respectively was obtained under scientific technology compared to farmers practices 8.4 q/ha and Rs 9587 and higher wilt incidence 41.2% and pod borer damage 79%. With its positive effect on yield attributes i.e highest number of pod /plant (82), number of grain/pod (3.2),Test weight (83g) and grain yield (11.5 q/ha), was observed under balance dose of fertilizers with the dual inoculation of Rhizobium and PSB @ 10g/ kg as seed treatment compared to farmers conventional practices number of pod /plant (73), number of grain/pod (2.7),Test weight (78g) and grain yield (8.5 q/ha). The maximum average cost benefit ratio was obtained 1:2.2 under improved technology compared to farmers’ technology1: 1.7. Favorable cost benefit ratio is self explanatory of economic viability of the demonstration and convinced the farmers for adoption of intervention imparted. The technology suitable for enhancing the productivity of pigeon pea crop. and calls for conducting of such demonstrations under the transfer of technology programme by KVKs or other TOT centers.