Vegetable Production Technology for Higher Returns in Maharashtra
P.P.Pawar, S.S.Bhosale and C.V.Pujari
The 486 vegetable growers (onion, tomato, chili, brinjal and okra) from nine agroclimatic zones of Maharashtra were selected and the study pertains for the year 2006-07. The level of adoption of FYM was > 75 per cent in the case of 24.28, 46.28, 31.96, 27.20 and 17.20 per cent of onion, tomato, chilli, brinjal and okra growers, respectively. The fertilizer application ranged from 50 to 75 per cent in the case of onion, tomato, chilli, brinjal and okra growers, respectively. The B:C ratio for vegetables viz; tomato, brinjal, chilli, okra and onion were 2.49, 3.16, 3.29, 3.74 and 4.11, respectively. The total variation explained by the variables ranged from 85 to 92 per cent for adopters and 77 to 96 per cent for non-adopters.