A study was conducted to analyze the status of pond fertilization, liming and fish production on fish zone of Sunsari District, Nepal in 2019. Three different study sites, namely, Barahakshetra Municipality, Ramdhuni Municipality and Koshi Rural Municipality of Sunsari were selected purposively. A total of 120 households, 40 from each site were selected randomly and were interviewed by preparing pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using MS excel 2010 and SPSS 25 software. The average amount of FYM use was 3005.64 kg/ha (2.07 times a year). Similarly, other organic fertilizers use was Mustard cake, Goat manure, Poultry manure, Pig manure and Compost with average use 85.62, 141.33, 125.56, 59.17 and 24.75 kg per ha with frequency use of 2.24, 0.48, 0.17, 0.07 and 0.08 times a year respectively. Similarly, the average amount of urea use was 44.56 kg per ha (0.95 times a year) and that of DAP and MOP use was 42.41 and 0.79 kg per ha with frequency use of 0.92 and 0.02 times a year respectively. The average use of lime was 163.59 kg per ha (1.43 times a year). The average fish production was 2109 kg per ha. The average variable cost, gross return and gross profit realized per ha were NRs 140332, NRs 236202 and NRs 95869 respectively. The B/C ratio for the study site was found to be 1.83. About 92.5 percent of households believed that pond fertilization and liming is useful. Predators’ problem and Lack of quality fish seeds and feed were major production problems.
Amrit Aryal, Ritesh Kumar Jha, Dilip Kumar Jha, Babu Ram Khanal, Dipendra Pokharel. An assessment on the status of pond fertilization, liming and fish production on fish zone of Sunsari district, Nepal. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2020;3(1):01-06.