Volume 6, Issue 1, February Issue - 2018, Pages:258-263
Authors: Dhiman Mukherjee
Abstract: Field trials were conducted in farmers’ fields of Nadia and Murshidabad district of West Bengal, India under frontline demonstration to study the potential of new technology with new genotype. Present FLD programme was conducted with the objective to increase wheat production capacity and enhance farmer income per unit area. Demonstration programme was conducted during rabi season of 2016-17 along with 162 unit with improved wheat culver viz. HD2967. Improved cultivation practices in newly introduced cultivar gave 39.75q/ha grain yield and showed better performance to over age old cultivar UP 262 and Sonalika. Further, HD 2967 gave 56.91% higher grain yield than the Sonalika (local check). Stover production was high with HD 2967 (57.79 q/ha) compared to local check variety (39.98 q/ha). Improved variety registered 30.81 % more straw yield over the traditional variety of farmers. Economics revealed that FLD plot registered more gross return (Rs. 82,316/ha) and higher B:C ratio (1.80).