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  Seed Economics  
 
 

The success of a seed production ultimately depends on its economic viability. The higher returns encourage public and private sector as well as farmers to take up seed production of forages. The incurring costs at different stages of seed production as well as overall benefit cost ratio were studied in different forages.

In processing of Sorghum (cvPC-6), on an average, 82.46 kg seed can be processed in one hour using Minipetkus, 2.24kw machine. The machine running cost was found to be Rs 151.8 per hour. The cost of operation of modern cleaner cum grader processing machine (7.4 kw) was found Rs 349 per hour. It was observed that 200.7 kg of Oat (cvJHO-822) can be processed in one hour with modern cleaner cum grading machine. The running cost of the machine (7.4 kw) was found to be Rs 349.68 per hour.

 
Profitability of forage seed production (2010-11
 
Particulars
Cowpea
Guar
Sorghum
Deenanath grass
Berseem
Oat
EC4216
BG-1
MP chari
BD-2
Wardan
JHO-822
Cost of cultivation, Rsper ha
43972
29165
44833
34760
71910
56912
Pure seed (kg)
551
318
1156
571
283
1589
Value of seed (Rs)
38626
111370
69360
142750
68109
61195
Total Return (Rs)
50933
121850
96362
168616
102915
74252
Net Return (Rs)
6961
92684
51529
133855
31004
17339
B: C ratio
1.16
4.80
2.15
4.85
1.43
1.30
 
 
 
 
 
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