Impact of drip irrigation on sugarcane growers

M. S. GOWTHAM, N. MANJULA

Abstract


The study was conducted during 2015 among sugarcane growers of Belagavi district of
Karnataka. The results revealed that the average yield of sugarcane among drip adopters was high
53.60 t/ac compared to non-adopters of drip 44.80 t/ac indicating 8.80 difference. The average per acre
income of the adopters of drip irrigation was high Rs. 72350/- compared to non-adopters Rs. 53580/-,
indicating the difference of Rs. 18770/-. The results also revealed that advantages experienced by drip
adopters, cent per cent of adopters expressed that drip irrigation saves water, decreased weed growth
(86.66%), uniform distribution of water (83.33%) and decrease in labour requirement (76.66%).


Keywords


Drip irrigation, Impact, Sugarcane, Adoption, Constraints

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