Seed Yield and Economic Performance of Castor at Farmers’ Field in Arid and Semi-arid Regions of Rajasthan


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  • Moola Ram Agricultural Research Station, Mandor, Agriculture University, Jodhpur 342 304, India
  • Durgashankar Meena Agricultural Research Station, Mandor, Agriculture University, Jodhpur 342 304, India

Abstract

Frontline demonstrations on improved practices of castor were conducted in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Sirohi districts of Rajasthan. The mean seed yield of castor ranged from 3680 to 4071 kg ha-1 under improved practices and 3000 to 3786 kg ha-1 under farmers’ practices. Among hybrids, the maximum mean seed yield of 3874 kg ha-1 was produced by DCH 519 followed by Commando, Sagar Moti, MRCA 409, DCH 177 and GCH 7 with 3786, 3588, 3393, 3363 and 3000 kg ha-1 seed yield, respectively. Under improved practices, maximum seed yield of castor was 3803 kg ha-1 in Jodhpur district followed by 3781 kg ha-1 in Jaisalmer district and 3408 kg ha-1 in Sirohi district. The overall productivity of the castor demonstrations was 3664 kg ha-1 under improved practices and 3874 kg ha-1 under hybrids which was 22.2% and 8.2% higher respectively, over farmers’ practices (2998 and 3581 kg ha-1, respectively).
Key words: Farmer’s field, castor, seed yield, frontline demonstration, castor hybrids.

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Table 3. Seed yield of castor hybrids at farmers’ field in Osian tehsil of Jodhpur district (kharif 2019)

Cluster No.

No. of demons-tration

Hybrids demonstrated

Mean seed yield

(kg ha-1)

Increase in seed yield (%)

over IH

Cost of cultivation (Rs. ha-1)

Gross returns (Rs. ha-1)

Additional

net

returns

(Rs. ha-1)

over FH

B:C ratio

IH

FH

IH

FH

IH

FH

IH

FH

IH

FH

DCH 519

Sagar Moti

5

5

1

DCH 519

GCH 7

2

8

6

DCH 519

MRCA 409

7

2

9

DCH 519

DCH 177

8

2

9

DCH 519

Com-mando

7

5

2

Mean

-

-

4

36

08

IH = Improved hybrid; FH = Farmers hybrid.

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2021-01-19

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2021-01-19

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Ram, M., & Meena, D. (2021). Seed Yield and Economic Performance of Castor at Farmers’ Field in Arid and Semi-arid Regions of Rajasthan. Annals of Arid Zone, 59(3 & 4). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/AAZ/article/view/109654

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