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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3014-3020

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Paddy Varieties in Kapurthala District of Punjab
Jatinder Manan, Manoj Sharma and Manpreet Jaidka
PAU’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala 144 620 (Punjab), India
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The district Kapurthala is a fully diversified in cultivation of crops as the major cropping sequence followed is paddy-wheat, paddy-potato-muskmelon/watermelon/spring maize/ vegetables. The area under two crops namely sunflower and summer moong is uncertain and depends on the selling rate prevalent in the market at the time of harvesting and ease of marketing. This study was based on a survey conducted on 100 farmers in the district. A questionnaire was developed and information was collected through interview method in the grain markets at Kapurthala and Sultanpur blocks during October, 2017. It was noticed that the highest grain yield obtained was in Pusa 44 (76.5 q/ha) followed by PR 121 (74 q/ha) and PR 126 (71.0 q/ha). Likewise, data regarding gross returns (Rs/ha) followed the similar trend. This indicates that those farmers who are following paddy-wheat crop rotation, preferred to grow Pusa 44 and PR 121 (both long duration varieties) compared to PR 126 (short duration variety). Farmers select these varieties keeping in view the gross returns obtained which were found to be highest for Pusa 44. This was contrary to the recommendation of the scientists who advocate that productivity of grains on per day basis was highest in PR 126 (57.7 kg/ha/d) compared to PR 121(51.8 kg/ha/d) and Pusa 44 (49.0 kg/ha/d). Further, the study revealed that 59 per cent farmers were interested to grow potato and pea crops whereas, 11 per cent preferred vegetable crops paddy variety PR 126, whereas 30 per cent farmers were interested to grow wheat after paddy harvesting. In paddy-wheat crop ration PR 121 and Pusa 44 are first preference of farmers because of higher productivity and good net returns. Varietal characteristics, seed source and its cost, extension activities, package of practices of a variety and marketing are some of the important factors in adoption of a newly released variety in a particular area.

Keywords: Activities, Adoption, Cost of seed, Extension, Factors, Paddy, Variety

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Jatinder Manan, Manoj Sharma and Manpreet Jaidka. 2018. Factors Affecting the Adoption of Paddy Varieties in Kapurthala District of Punjab.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3014-3020. doi:
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