Performance of Tomato Hybrids Arka Abhed and Arka Samrat in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India

N. Sathi Babu *

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

N. Raja Kumar

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

V. Gouri

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

K. Sankara Rao

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

N. Kishore Kumar

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

P. Babu

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

A. Sowjanaya

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Visakhapatnam Dist., Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

P. Rama Naidu

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The farmers of Visakhapatnam district were in a great need of best performing and high yielding tomato variety as the existing varieties are less yielders and highly succumb to pests and diseases. An On-Farm Trial (OFT) for three consecutive years (2020-21, 2021-22) was conducted by ICAR- ANGRAU, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kondempudi directly in the farmers’ fields of five selected villages viz. Bangurumeta, Adduru, Thotakurapalem, Pottidorapalem, Jaithavaram and Chedikada in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh to evaluate the performance of two very promising tomato hybrids viz. Arka Abhed and Arka Samrat with regard to yield and economic analysis vis a vis the farmers’ practice variety Laxmi. A total of twenty-five farmers actively participated in the OFT covering an area of 7.5 acres. As regards fruit yield, the tomato hybrid Arka Abhed proved to be the best followed by Arka Samrat and Laxmi hybrid for all the three years of the study with fruit yields of 587.32, 569.13 and 409.14 q/ha, respectively. During the years of the trial, the fruit yields of Arka Abhed and Arka Samrat improved from 27.44 to 30.33% and 24.57 to 28.11%, respectively. Average cost-benefit ratios for three years for Arka Abhed, Arka Samrat and Laxmi hybrid were 1:2.30, 1:2.16 and 1:1.58, respectively. The Extension gap was between 111.18 to 183.86 and 129.08 to 202.83 q/ha for Arka Samrat and Arka Abhed, respectively. Results on Technology Index viz. 15.25, 19.47 and 28.83% for Laxmi (farmers’ practice), Arka Abhed and Arka Samrat, respectively, revealed that for both the tomato hybrids, there is viability of the demonstrated technology in the area of the OFT viz. Visakhapatnam district and the surrounding areas of north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Keywords: Extension gap, on farm trials and promising variety


How to Cite

Babu , N. Sathi, N. Raja Kumar, V. Gouri, K. Sankara Rao, N. Kishore Kumar, P. Babu, A. Sowjanaya, and P. Rama Naidu. 2023. “Performance of Tomato Hybrids Arka Abhed and Arka Samrat in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (8):826-36. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i82017.

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