Impact of Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) on productivity, profitability and sustainability of vegetable crops in Dehradun region of Uttarakhand
The front line demonstrations organized in tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, vegetable pea and onion during 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 showed that yield and economics of demonstrated vegetables were significantly higher over farmers fields (check) in all the three years. Maximum average yield and net income of tomato was 404 q/ha and Rs. 404000/ha, respectively during 2017-18 in the demonstrations, while it was 282 q/ha and Rs. 184000/ha in the check i.e. 2017-18. Similarly, highest average yield harvested from cabbage was 588.50 q/ha and maximum net income of Rs. 374800/ha was received in 2017-18 as against farmer fields (check) of 486 q/ha and Rs. 296800 /ha in 2017-18. In case of cauliflower, 535.50 q/ha yield and Rs. 377000 /ha net income was recorded, which was highest respectively in 2017-18 and 2015-16. However, highest yield of cauliflower from farmers field (check) was 376 q/ha in 2016-17 and net income of Rs. 233000/ha obtained during 2015-16. The vegetable pea also showed significantly higher yield and net income as compared to farmers fields in all the three years of demonstrations. The highest average yield and net income received from vegetable pea was 208 q/ha and Rs. 330000/ha in 2016-17 whereas on farmers fields it was 138 q/ha and Rs. 200000/ha during 2015-16 Onion exhibited maximum average yield of 331.50 q/ha in 2017-18 and net income of Rs. 394500/ha during 2016-17 while on farmers fields it showed 242 q/ha of yield and Rs. 211400 /ha in 2016-17. The summary of demonstrations revealed that technological interventions made and demonstrated in tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, vegetable pea and onion gave tremendous impact on productivity, profitability and sustainability of these vegetables over farmers practices (check) in all the three years of demonstrations.
Demonstrations, Yield, Net income, Tomato, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Vegetable pea, Onion.