Study on adoption of plant protection equipments by the farmers in Sindhudurg District
The study was conducted in Deogad and Vengurla tahsil of Sindhudurg district of Konkan region. A sample was constituted of 100 adopters of plant protection equipments drawn from 10 villages. The respondents were interviewed with the help of specially designed schedule. The expost-facto research design was used for present study.
The analysis of data revealed that the mango and cashew growers were middle aged had primary education, medium land holding, medium size of orchard, medium number of bearing trees, medium annual income, medium mass media exposure, medium extension contact and medium knowledge about plant protection equipments.
The adoption of plant protection equipments was found at medium level. The characteristics of the adopters of plant protection equipments namely, education, size of land holding, size of orchard, number of bearing trees, annual income, mass media exposure, extension contact and knowledge of plant adoption of plant protection equipments.
However, age were negatively and significantly related with the adoption of plant protection equipments. The multiple regression analysis revealed that 60.32 per cent variation in adoption of plant protection equipments was explained by selected nine independent variables. The major constraints faced by the mango and cashew growers were ‘high cost of plant protection equipments (72.00 per cent), ‘repair facility of plant protection equipments is not available at village level’ (71.00 per cent), ‘lack of technical knowledge ‘ (70.00 per cent), and lack of proper technical guidance’, (70.00 per cent). The major suggestions of the mango cashew growers were ‘cost of plant protection should be reduced’ (75.00 per cent), ‘ repair facility should be made available at village level’ (71.00 per cent)’ plant protection equipment should not require much technical knowledge’ (70.00 per cent) and ‘spare parts should be available at village level’ (68.00 per cent).
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This article is written by Shri. Khanolkar Sadashiv Madhukar of Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli on behalf of ASPEE Agriculture Research and Development Foundation. ASPEE Group of Companies is the leading manufacturer and exporter of Agriculture Sprayers and Dusters
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