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Production Potential, Energetics and Economic Analysis of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Cultivation: A Case Study from Damodar Command Area, West Bengal

A. Seal, Seal A., Das T.H., Sarkar D., Chatterjee A.K., Roy Chowdhury R.



Sesame is one of the major oilseed crop grown in India and it was selected as an alternate crop option due to its suitability in a wide range of agro-ecological environments. A field experiment was conducted in the irrigated ecosystem under Damodar Command area, West Bengal taking sesame variety ‘Rama’. Crop yield varied from 8.2 to 11.2 quintal/ha in different soil series with highest yield obtained from Naopara soil series. Energy use efficiency also followed the similar trend as yield performance and varied from 2.07 to 3.01. Benefit cost ratio was found to have varied from 1.92 to 2.62. Higher benefit- cost ratio and relatively low cultivation expenditure might help out small and marginal farmers to adopt sesame as an alternate crop option.


Keywords: Soil series, soil-site suitability, sesame, economics, energetics, correlation coefficient

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Bera R, Seal A, Das TH et al. Production potential, Energetics and Economic analysis of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Cultivation: A case study from Damodar Command Area, West Bengal. Research & Reviews: Journal of Crop Science and Technology. 2017; 6(1): 17–21p.

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