Performance of Hybrid and Conventional Rice Varieties in Sindh, Pakistan

Shoaib Ahmed Wagan


The study was design to compare the economic performance of hybrid and conventional rice production, major objectives of the study were to asses financial gain from hybrid rice comparing with conventional rice and Taluka Golarchi was selected for the present study where both on hybrid and conventional rice varieties are grown, primary data on hybrid and conventional rice was collected from the farmers through personal interviews with the help of specially designed questionnaire. A simple random sampling technique was used to collect the data. Statistical approaches used to analysis the data. Total costs per hectare of hybrid rice were 148992.23 Rs per hectare which were more then conventional rice was 140661.68 Rs per hectactare. Major differences in hybrid rice production cost are related to higher seed prices, slightly higher land management costs. On an average higher yield (196.14 monds per hectare) was obtained from hybrid rice while conventional rice yield (140.14 monds per hectare) was less then hybrid rice. There was 16.64 percent increase in hybrid rice yield comparing with conventional rice which gives additional income to poor farmers, Price gained per mounds was almost the same in both activities. High profit was observed in hybrid rice and low profit was obtained in conventional rice. Most of the farmers focused to grow hybrid rice due to high yield.

Keywords: Rice, performance, hybrid, conventional, varieties, Pakistan

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