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G. Chengappa and Aldas Janaiah Cotton Sugar cane 7. 8. 68 Negative Notes: Pre-stagnation period (1981–82 to 1985–86); Stagnation period (1986–87 to 1990–91); Post-stagnation period (1991–92 to 1994–95); Productivity in column 6 is in tonnes per hectare in the case of sugarcane. Sunflower 6. S. G. 2 Number of Varieties Developed and Released in Major Crops by SAUs in Karnataka (1970–71 to 1994–95) Sl. No. Crops 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 89 100 Source: Annual Reports of SAUs; UAS, Bangalore and UAS, Dharwad.

The higher efficiency seems to be related to the farmers adapting appropriate crop establishment and management systems to the particular environment they face. 066 Farmers’ Perceptions on Bolon System The qualitative response obtained from the farmers indicated the following merits and demerits of the Bolon system: Advantages of Bolon System z z Farmers can transplant rice plant in the field at a time when the risk of consecutive days of heavy rains is less. The aged and tall Bolon seedlings can be transplanted to the rice field with stagnant water.

No. Crops 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 73 Note s: P = Production in million tonnes. A = Area in million hectares. Y = Productivity (yield) in kg per ha. Impact of Research Investment on Rate of Return in Major Field Crops in Karnataka The rate of return to agricultural research was estimated by using the total factor productivity (TFP) analysis. S. G. Chengappa and Aldas Janaiah effort has been quantified through the total factor productivity index. This, in turn, was applied to the total area of crops to obtain the gross benefit of the research endeavour.

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