SAFE AND JUDICIOUS USE OF PESTICIDES
The present investigation was carried out in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan to study the growth rates, cost of cultivation and production of mandarin. A sample of 60 mandarin cultivators was selected for the detailed study. The study relates to the agriculture year 2010-11. Study of cost of cultivation revealed that the total cost of cultivation of mandarin was estimated at Rs. 46933.16 per hectare with Rs. 5941.55 per hectare per year as establishment cost and Rs. 40991.61 per hectare per year as maintenance cost. The per hectare return from mandarin cultivation on an average was estimated at Rs. 1,12000 for the life span of one year. The average net return of mandarin cultivation was worked out to Rs. 65066.84 per hectare. Compound growth rates were estimated by using the exponential function of the from Y = abT. The growth rates were lowest in the year 1991-92-2000-01 and highest in the year 2001-02-2010-11.
NIKHIL SHARMA AND OMKAR GAVKARE
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