Colocasia: A lucrative rotation crop in Karnataka

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M K Mohammad Thamseer
SOWMYA H S
KIRAN KUMAR R PATIL

Abstract

Objectives: to study the economics of the crop colocasia. Methods: The present study was conducted in Bylakuppe and Ayarabeedu villages in Periyapatna taluk of Mysore district to ascertain the profitability and marketing chain of colocasia. Around thirty sample farmers cultivating Colocasia were randomly selected and the economics of the crop was estimated using the budgeting technique. Findings: The economics indicated that farmers incurred cost of Rs. 62,145.95 per acre and realized net returns of Rs. 87,854.05.The enterprise was found to be economically viable and lucrative with benefit cost ratio (BCR)of more than unity (2.41). The marketing aspects of crop indicated that crop has got organized marketing with producer enjoying major share (71.43 %) of retail price.The findings support the possibility of growing taro as a major crop on a larger scale and benefit from the export potential of the crop as a processed food.

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