Selective mechanization-A way forward in augmenting the productivity and profitability of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)


Abstract views: 30 / PDF downloads: 3

Selective mechanization-A way forward in augmenting the productivity and profitability of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)

Authors

  • C SUDHAKAR Agricultural Research Station, Tandur-501 141, Vikarabad District (PJTSAU), Telangana
  • C SUDHA RANI Agricultural Research Station, Tandur-501 141, Vikarabad District (PJTSAU), Telangana

https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.140949

Keywords:

Augmenting, Increased profitability, Labour saving, Mechanization, Safflower

Abstract

An experiment was taken up to study the influence of mechanization of critical tasks like sowing, inter cultivation harvesting and shelling on throughput and economics of safflower cultivation under medium black soil and under both conservative and mechanized methods. Results indicated that the performance of Safflower in selective mechanization plot registered significantly higher growth and yield attributing characters resulting in significantly higher seed yield (1333 kg/ha), net returns (`33539/ha) and B:C ratio (4.01). Selective mechanization produced nearly 14.7% higher seed yield over traditional cultivation (normal plot). Higher energy output (20764 MJ/ha), net energy returns (15423 MJ/ha) and energy use efficiency (3.89) as compared to traditional normal pot (17713 MJ/h; 10220; 2.36). Selective mechanization helped to save 121.25 hrs time period and 80 labour and thus reduced the cost of cultivation by ` 4417/ha and increased the net returns by `14355/ha as compared to normal (traditional) plot.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Srinivasarao Ch, Sreenath Dixit, Srinivas I, Sanjeeva Reddy B, Adake R V and Shailesh Borkar 2013.Operationalization of Custom Hiring Centres on Farm Implements in Hundred Villages in India. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 151 p.

Gopalan C B, Ramasastri V and Balasubramanian S C 1978. Nutritive value of Indian foods (Hyderabad: National Instituteof Nutrition).

Rafiee S, Mousavi Avval S H and Mohammadi A 2010. Modeling and sensitivity analysis of energy inputs for apple production in Iran. Energy, 35:3301-3306

Anonymous 2015. All India Coordinated Research Project on Castor. Annual Report. ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad-500 030.

Saeed Firouzi and Hashem Aminpanah 2012. Energy use efficiency for groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) production in a semi-mechanized cultivation system. Annals of Biological Research, 3(8):3994-3997.

Downloads

Submitted

2023-08-16

Published

2020-03-12

How to Cite

C SUDHAKAR, & C SUDHA RANI. (2020). Selective mechanization-A way forward in augmenting the productivity and profitability of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.): Selective mechanization-A way forward in augmenting the productivity and profitability of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.). Journal of Oilseeds Research, 37(Specialissue). https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.140949