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Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy

Promotion of Improved Management of Sorghum for Small Scale Farmers in North Gondar, Gondar Zuria District

Submission: March 05, 2018;Published: April 26, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MCDA.2018.02.000533

ISSN: 2637-7659
Volume2 Issue2


Pre scale up of sorghum improved management was conducted far from 46km from Gondar city at Degola Chinchaye and Das Denzaz kebele of Gondar Zuria district in 2016/2017 production season. This farm size was 5 hectares in each Keble on 26 (1 female and 25 male) farmers and those clients were participated from planting to yield evaluation. This improved management was Fertilizer application, ridging and tie-ridging, thinning and all agronomic practices. The seed rate was 12kg/ha. 112kg/ha NPS was applied at planting whereas 150kg/ha urea was applied (87kg/ha of N with split application 1/2 at planting, 1/2 at knee height /after first weeding. All other agronomic practices and farm operation were done by farmers based on the recommendation with close assistance from development agents and respective researchers.

Training was given for one day about sorghum improved management and production package for farmers, development agents and district level agricultural experts. Field day and experience sharing was organized and 288 (farmers, extension workers, NGOs, Journalists and Researchers) were participated during the field day and experience sharing. Grand mean grain yield was 3.47ton/ha and about three thousand farmers respond to this technology in one district. This Technology should be Scale out other districts which have the same problems and agro ecology.

Keywords: Farmers research and extension groups; Field day; Training; Workshop

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