Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Knowledge level of farmers about management of saline soils
Shivananda P Yarazari, Halakatti SV, Devegowda SR and Pavan MK
The study was an “expost-facto” research carried out in Belagavi district of Karnataka State during the year 2017- 18. In Belagavi district, three taluks were selected based on the highest area under salinity. The total sample size was 150. The results revealed that majority (61.33%) of the farmers were having high knowledge on application of Farmyard Manure and 38.67 percent of farmers were having low knowledge. More than two third (68.00%) of farmers were having low knowledge on green manure and 32.00 percent of farmers were having high knowledge. The overall knowledge of farmers about management of saline soils showed that 41.33 percent of the respondents belonged to medium level of knowledge on management of saline soils followed by low (34.67%) and high (24.00%). The probable reasons might be that more number of farmers had primary and middle school education, which might have prompted these farmers to acquire more knowledge, their varying degree of interaction with extension workers and exposure to mass media might have helped the farmers to acquire knowledge about management of saline soils. Hence, awareness has to be created among the farming community through various extension tools like literature, magazines and demonstrations.
How to cite this article:
Shivananda P Yarazari, Halakatti SV, Devegowda SR, Pavan MK. Knowledge level of farmers about management of saline soils. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):649-652.