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Vol. 11, Issue 4 (2022)

Adoption status of pink bollworm management practices by the cotton growers in Vidarbha

Aruna S Katole, NM Kale and VS Tekale
The impact of Pink Bollworm (PBW) attack has been felt the most in regions of Vidarbha, where cotton is cultivated as the main cash crop. The present study was conducted in purposively selected six districts and two taluka of each selected district of Vidarbha region in Maharashtra. From each selected taluka five villages and from each selected villages five cotton growers were selected randomly. Thus, total 300 cotton growers constituted as sample. Majority of cotton growers had fully adopted improved integrated management practices for control of pink bollworm such as deep ploughing (90.33%), Clean up/ destruction of cotton stubbles (88.33%), timely sowing (69.67%), avoiding stacking of cotton stalks for fuel purpose, use of pheromone traps (68.00%), use of neem insecticide during flush and boll formation stage (68.67%). While 87.67 per cent of them did not adopt application of Beauveria bassiana, 69.33 per cent of the cotton growers did not adopt hand plucking of rosettle flowers, 54.33 per cent of them did not use appropriate insecticides as per warning of ETL, 47.00 per cent were non adopters crop rotation, 41.67 per cent and 40.33 per cent did not adopt avoid excess use of chemicals and insecticides and urea and growth promoting chemicals, respectively. Overall majority 41.33 per cent of the cotton growers had medium adoption level about management practices of pink bollworm.
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How to cite this article:
Aruna S Katole, NM Kale, VS Tekale. Adoption status of pink bollworm management practices by the cotton growers in Vidarbha. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(4):1881-1887.
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