Impact of Pinching Time on Cost Benefit Ratio in Annual Chrysanthemum

R.A.Hawa1, D. M. Panchbhai2, P.S.Dharpal3

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Floriculture is one of the most important branches of horticulture right from aesthetic to commercial sense. In recent decades there has been increasing in demand of floriculture products with increasing income. Annual chrysanthemum is generally tall growing, with a view to get a dwarf bushy plant and for getting continuous and maximum numbers of flower in annual chrysanthemum, present investigation entitled “Impact of pinching time on cost benefit ratio  in annual chrysanthemum’’ was undertaken with  the  object  to workout cost benefit ratio of the pinching  with different planting  time.

An  experiment entitled ‘ Impact  of  Pinching  Time  on  Cost  Benefit Ratio in Annual Chrysanthemum ’ was carried out at the field of Horticulture section, Rural Institute, Pipri-Wardha, (Maharashtra) during the years 2010-11& 2011-12.

The data on growth, flowering, flower yield and flower quality parameters was recorded during the course of investigation and statistically analyzed by Factorial Randomised Block Design (FRBD),

The data presented that, during both the years of investigation, highest gross monetary returns (Rs. 173446 and Rs. 166334), net monetary returns (Rs. 104906 and Rs. 89037) and benefit cost ratio (2.53 and 2.34) was found in single pinching at 30 days after transplanting.   Single pinching at 45 days after transplanting was next in order to 30 DAT regarding the gross monetary returns (Rs. 155091 and Rs. 149596), net monetary returns (Rs. 86551 and Rs.72889) and benefit cost ratio (2.26 and 2.10). Whereas, minimum gross monetary returns (Rs. 124847 and Rs.123291), net monetary returns (Rs. 57267 and Rs. 48543) and benefit cost ratio (1.85 and 1.76) was noticed in control treatment i.e. no pinching, during the year 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively.

It is concluded that, the contribution of better returns whether gross or net monetary resulted into the computation of higher B:C ratio from the flowers of 15th October planting. Same trend was also seen in single pinching at 30 DAT. It is pertinent to observe next in order to secure higher returns from the crop planted on 1st November in spite of lower flower yield than the 1st October planting because of higher market price of flowers.