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Agricultural Economics Research Review
Year : 2018, Volume : 31, Issue : conf
First page : ( 215) Last page : ( 215)
Print ISSN : 0971-3441. Online ISSN : 0974-0279.

Comparative analysis of traditional and SRI method of rice cultivation and its adoption behaviour in Tamil Nadu

Abirami P, Senthilnathan S

Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam-628252, Tamil Nadu

Online published on 5 December, 2018.

Abstract

The study does a comparative analysis of traditional vs SRI (system of Rice Intensification) and farmers’ adoption behavior regarding the SRI method of rice cultivation in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. A Cobb-Douglas production function was employed for the purpose. The analysis shows that the coefficient of FYM, nitrogen, potassium, human labour and machine hours were positive and statistically significant implying their positive contribution to the yield under SRI method.

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