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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Technology need assessment of cool season vegetable growers in Kerala

Author(s):
Alaka S Balan, Dr. Indulekha VP, Dr. Safiya NE, Dr. Deepa Surendran, Ashitha MR and Dr. Deepa Rani CV
Abstract:
An investigation was undertaken with ninety cool season vegetable farmers and thirty extension professionals to assess the technology needs, extent of adoption and to identify technical constraints faced during cultivation of cool season vegetables. Component wise technology adoption was estimated and results revealed that maximum adoption was for irrigation management and pre sowing techniques. Higher percent belonging to innovator and early adopter category was a clear positive indication for upscale of adopting production technology practices in future. Technology need assessment was done using Kruskal Wallis test and maximum technology need was reported for processing, storage and value addition and using Dunns test it was clear that there is a significant difference among the pair of technologies. Climate vagaries and its effects had a serious impact on production of cool season vegetables. Interventions suitable to locality needs to be assessed prior to recommendation and there is considerable room for improvement of cool season vegetable production in Kerala.
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How to cite this article:
Alaka S Balan, Dr. Indulekha VP, Dr. Safiya NE, Dr. Deepa Surendran, Ashitha MR, Dr. Deepa Rani CV. Technology need assessment of cool season vegetable growers in Kerala. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):770-773.

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