Front Line Demonstrations – An Effective of Upscaling Improved Varieties of Onion Variety Agrifound Dark Red in Mahaboobnagar District of Telangana, India
Issue: 2022 - Volume 12 [Issue 12]
K. Saritha *
District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centre, Sangupet, Sangareddy (Dist), PJTSAU, India.
P. Spandana Bhatt
Institute of Rice Research, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India.
Extension Education Institute, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, India.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Onion (Allium cepa L.) is one of the important commercial vegetable crops grown in India. One of the main limitations in onion production is cultivar strength. After evaluating the Agrifound dark red onion cultivar, its production and productivity is more than the native onion grown, Between 2012 and 2014, various locations in Mahaboobnagar district of Telangana. The Front-Line demonstration (FLD) of Agri found dark red variety was carried out, Demonstrations focused on maximum productivity per unit area and farmer feedback on cultivar performance. It was observed that the improved onion variety Agrifound dark red recorded a higher yield by 20.3% (2170 kg/ha) over the local check (1800 kg/ha). Further, the technology gap (average 32.3q/ha), technology index (12.9%) and extension gap (37) were also considerably higher in Agrifound Dark red. It is concluded that a wide gap existed in potential and demonstration yield in high yielding Agrifound Dark red variety due to technology and extension gap in Mahaboobnagar district of Telangana. FLD has proven to be the best vehicle for introducing new onion varieties, increasing production to increase yield and income, and generating income for local onion growers.
Keywords: Onion, yield, FLD, incremental gap, acceptance index
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