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Vol. 7 Issue 2 December 2016
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Technological intervention in sustaining mango productivity in a resource poor farmers field of Uttar Pradesh
Kailash Kumar, Tarun Adak, Barsati Lal, P K Shukla, Balaji Rajkumar, Subhas Chandra, Vinod Kumar Singh
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Case Report

 

GERF Bulletin of Biosciences

June 2016, 7(2):6-11

Published Online: 30 June 2016

 

 

Technological intervention in sustaining mango productivity in a resource poor farmers’ field of Uttar Pradesh

 

Kailash Kumar1, Tarun Adak1, Barsati Lal1*, P K Shukla2, Balaji Rajkumar2, Subhas Chandra1, Vinod Kumar Singh1

 

1Division of Crop Production, 2Division of Crop Protection, Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture,

Rehmankhera, Lucknow-226101, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

*Corresponding author: barsatilko@gmail.com

 

Abstract

 

Mango productivity and production is low in Uttar Pradesh as compared to national average. It is further low in case of a resource poor farmer to support its orchard productivity. Proper dissemination of production and protection technologies and lack of timely intervention of these technologies makes it worse. The present work was undertaken under the financial assistance by National Horticulture Board and technological demonstration by ICAR-CISH at village Kitnakhera, Lucknow district. Age of orchards and suboptimal management of canopy, nutrient, water, diseases and insect pests are the major factors constraining the productivity and quality of mango. Interventions of ICAR-CISH technologies resulted it successful mango production with good remuneration to farmers. Results revealed that soils of the mango orchards had low water holding capacity (17.1 - 20.9%) and suffering from deficiency of zinc, copper and boron. Centre opening resulted in increased light penetration from 6100 to 6800 mol m-2 yr-1 to 10000-10500 mol m-2 yr-1. The fruit borer incidence was reduced from 70-80 to 1-2 per cent. Average fruit yield increased from 47.05 kg/tree in the previous years to 82.05 kg/tree due to the adoption of technological interventions. Percentage of ‘A’ and ‘B’ grade fruits increased from <5 and 20% to 17.3 and 54.0 % respectively. Net incomes of farmers were also increased. Farmers were highly enthusiastic and satisfied with the involvement in different activities with their increased net income.

 

Key Words: Mango, technology intervention, productivity, profitability, resource poor farmer

 

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