Popularization of Wheat Raj 4037 through FLDs in Baran District of Rajasthan
Publication Date : 18/01/2016
Frontline demonstration (FLD) is one of the most important and powerful tools for transfer of technology. Keeping in view of an effective extension approach of FLDs for dissemination of technology FLDs on wheat were conducted by KVK, Anta-Baran, Rajasthan was assessed. The yield and economic performance of frontline demonstration, horizontal spread of technology, extent of adoption level and the extent of satisfaction level of respondent farmers over extension services and performance of demonstration was measured in this study. It was observed that there was 11.47 to 16.26 percent increase in grain yield over local check and the average benefit cost ratio was higher under demonstration as compared to control plots during the all years of the study. It was estimated that the horizontal spread of wheat Raj 4037 was from about 100 ha during 2008-09 to1.32 lac ha during the year 2014-15. The findings of the study also revealed that they had increase in adoption level ranging from 07.62 percent of storage to 33.33 percent of improved and quality seed after conducting the FLD programmes. The majority of the respondent farmers expressed medium (48.57%) to the high (36.19 %) level of satisfaction for extension services and performance of technology under demonstrations. It can be concluded that frontline demonstration conducted under the close supervision of scientists is one of the important tool for extension to demonstrate newly released crop production and protection technologies and its management practices in the farmer’s field under different agro-climatic regions and farming situations.
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