Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 2, Issue of April 15, 2008
 


Table 3. Estimated benefits for OPV growers from adopting Bt OPV and Bt hybrid technologies.


S.NO

Cost/return components

Bt OPV(Rs/ha)

Bt hybrid (Rs/ha)

i

Pesticide savings– 40%

5165

-7405

ii

Yield benefits– 48%

32115

78243

iii

Sub total of returns (i+ii)

37280

70838

iv

Seed prices

 

 

 

1
2

1163*
0

12004**
6625***

v

Net returns

 

 

 

1(iii-iv1)
2(iii-iv 2)

36117
37280

58384
64213

*Seed price is taken as Rs 62/50g. ** Seed price is taken as Rs 540/10g. *** Seed price is taken as Rs 298/10g.


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