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Table 4 Recommended sorghum production technologies perceived as highly feasible and appropriate by the personnel of both the research and extension systems

From: Feasibility and appropriateness of recommended sorghum production technologies

Sl. recommended Research personnel Extension personnel   
No technologies/practices Mean feasibility score Standard deviation Mean feasibility score Standard deviation Mean appropriateness score Standard deviation
1 Land preparation (one ploughing, 2-3 harrowings, stubbles picking) 4.72 0.45 4.57 0.50 4.20 0.30
2. Use of high yieldingvariety/hybrid 4.08 0.94 4.27 1.00 4.30 0.29
3. Sowing time between 2nd week of September and 2nd week of October for rabi sorghum 4.00 1.20 4.53 0.62 4.25 0.40
4. Use of seeds @8-10 kg/ha (3-4 kg/acre) 4.60 0.49 4.57 0.50 4.29 0.27
5. Spacing between lines 45 cm and between plants 12-15 cm 4.56 0.50 4.30 0.78 4.13 0.37
6. Inter-cultivation 2-3 times at 3,5 and 7 weeks after emergence 4.60 0.61 3.73 1.09 4.02 0.48
7. Limited irrigations (should be given at boot leaf or flowering stage) 4.60 0.49 4.23 0.92 4.19 0.33
8. Harvesting at physiological maturity 4.60 0.64 4.37 0.80 4.16 0.49