Front Line Demonstration on Performance of Chickpea in Malwa Region of Madhya Pradesh
*Corresponding Author: C.R. Kantwa, SMS Agronomy, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaora-457 340, Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The concerned scientists of KVK, Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) had organized front line demonstrations (FLDs) on chickpea production during rabi season of 2017-18 and 2019-20.
During 2017-18 and 2019-20 in rabi season, one hundred seventy five cluster front line demonstrations were conducted on chickpea crop by KVK covering whole Ratlam district at Jaora, Sailana, Alote and Piploda blocks using chickpea variety JAKI 9218 and JG 14. Besides, demonstrations were conducted ensuring timely sowing with recommended seed rate and spacing, balanced use of fertilizers and integrated pest management practices.
The results revealed that 26.44 per cent yield increment was observed in the demonstration plots as compared to existing farming practices of chickpea due to adoption of improved package of practices.
Chickpea, Cluster front line demonstration, Pulses, Yield.