Cluster Analysis on Area, Production and Productivity for Major Selected Crops in Karnataka

Rathod, S. and Surendra, H.S. and Munirajappa, R and Chandrasekar, H. (2012) Cluster Analysis on Area, Production and Productivity for Major Selected Crops in Karnataka. Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 46 (2). pp. 293-299.

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The study was carried out to make Clusters based on area, production and productivity for major selected crops in Karnataka. Data regarding different crops considered for the study were obtained from various issues of ‘Karnataka at a Glance’ for the period of 1985-2005. The study spans over a period of 20 years from1985 to 2005 and was divided into two phases (i) Pre WTO (World Trade Organization) era from 1985-1995 and (ii) Post WTO era from 1995-2005. Ward’s method of clustering has been used in this study to make clusters based on area, production and productivity. The Dendrogram shows the graphical representation of the results of hierarchial cluster analysis. The study revealed that, for first period (1985-95) cropped area of sorghum, cotton, paddy, groundnut and ragi showed similarity in area. For second period (1995-2005) paddy, maize, mango, ragi and groundnut had similarity in area. Sugarcane and sorghum had similarity in production for first period and sugarcane alone for second period. Based on productivity major clusters were formed by horticulture crops for both periods.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Statistics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science,College of Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-560 065
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: General
Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 06:07
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 06:07

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