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To Ascertain the Technological Gap in Sorghum Production Technology in Haryana

Department of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : December 5, 2019; Accepted : February 15, 2020)


In India, sorghum is the fifth most important cereal crop after wheat, rice, maize and barley. In Haryana, sorghum is grown as fodder crop and area of sorghum in Haryana is 40.3 thousand hectare, and total production of sorghum is 21.3 thousand tonnes with average yield of 528 kg per hectare. The study was conducted in Gurugram district to ascertain the technological gap of sorghum production technology in Haryana. One hundred and twenty sorghum growers were selected from the eight villages and interviewed with the help of a well structured interview schedule on different independent and dependent variables. Technological gap was mainly the difference between the adoption and recommendation of package of practices. It was revealed from the study that technological gap was found as the difference between percentage of adoption level and full adoption of sorghum production technology according to the package
of practices. Maximum 53.0% technological gap was found for planting distance with rank 1. Second highest technological gap was found for insect-pests and their control i. e. 50.0% with rank II. A technological
gap of 42.4% was found in diseases and their control with rank III. Technological gap in seed rate was 32.0% with 4th rank mainly because of different seed rates in different types of soils and time of sowing. Regular trainings of sorghum growers should be organized related to fodder and animal sciences. Agriculture officers must be given trainings through various refresher courses on sorghum and other fodder production
Key words : Technology, gap, package, forage sorghum, intercultural, cultivar