PERCEPTION OF GUJARAT FARMERS ON HEAT-TOLERANT POTATO VARIETIES


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Authors

  • Rajesh K Rana
  • Neeraj Sharma
  • M S Kadian
  • Girish B H
  • S Arya
  • D Campilan
  • S K Pandey
  • Carlo Carli
  • N H Patel
  • B P Singh

Keywords:

heat-tolerant potato varieties, varietal attributes, farmers’ perception, abandonment of varieties

Abstract

Present study attempted to understand farmers’ perception on attributes they want in future potato varieties in heat-prone areas. For better understanding, priority index (PI; range 0 to 100) and per cent relative importance (RI) of desirable attributes were calculated. Potato farmers’ response on yield enhancing attributes, desirable/ undesirable varietal characters, abandonment of varieties, heat/ drought stress, and priorities on attributes in future potato varieties were collected and analysed. Heat tolerance (PI=92; RI=22.5%) followed by high yield (PI=72; RI=17.5%), late blight resistance (PI=48.5; RI=12%), potato-tuber-moth resistance (PI=39; RI=9.5%) and large sized uniform tubers (PI=36; RI=9%) were the top five desirable characteristics. The other attributes in this sequence were drought tolerance, processing quality, early maturity, shining skin and good storability. Heterogeneity of responses on various factors/ attributes related to potato within farm categories was studied using Chi-square statistics.

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Author Biographies

Rajesh K Rana

Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171 001, Himachal Pradesh, India

Neeraj Sharma


CIP-SWCA, NASC Complex, New Delhi-110 012, India

M S Kadian

CIP-SWCA, NASC Complex, New Delhi-110 012, India

Girish B H

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon-425 001, Maharashtra, India

S Arya

CIP-SWCA, NASC Complex, New Delhi-110 012, India

D Campilan

CIP-SWCA, NASC Complex, New Delhi-110 012, India

S K Pandey

Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171 001, Himachal Pradesh, India

Carlo Carli

CIP-CAC, Murtazaeva Str. 6, 700000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

N H Patel

Potato Research Station, Deesa, Banaskantha-385 535, Gujarat, India

B P Singh

Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171 001, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Rana, R. K., Sharma, N., Kadian, M. S., H, G. B., Arya, S., Campilan, D., Pandey, S. K., Carli, C., Patel, N. H., & Singh, B. P. (2013). PERCEPTION OF GUJARAT FARMERS ON HEAT-TOLERANT POTATO VARIETIES. Potato Journal, 38(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/32360

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