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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Socio-economic characteristics of soybean in Marathwada region of Maharashtra

SS Pachpute, KV Deshmukh and KR Bhaskar
Soybean (Glycine max L.) is known as ‘golden bean’ and grown in India for dual purpose that is oil seed as well as pulse crop. About 120 soybean growers were selected from two districts (Nanded and Parbhani) in Marathwada region of Maharashtra for study. Cross sectional data were collected from soybean growers with the help of pretested schedule by personal interview method. The data pertains for the year of 2015-16. In case of socio-economic characteristics of soybean growers, it was observed that about 48.33 percent farmers belonged to middle age group (>35 to ≤50 years). Majority of soybean growers educated up to secondary level (Vth to Xth std.) which had 28.33 percent. About 50.00 percent of growers belonged to medium family size (5 to 7 members). In respect of occupational level 81.67 percent soybean growers belonged to agriculture. In case of operational land holding medium group (>2 to ≤4 ha) was found to be maximum having 35.00 percent. 74.17 percent farmers had one bullock pair and 44.17 percent farmers rearing more than one to three livestock. In case of cropping pattern of soybean growers average gross cropped area was 5.57 hectares in which 64.09 percent area under Kharif season. The cropping intensity was 147.75 percent.
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How to cite this article:
SS Pachpute, KV Deshmukh, KR Bhaskar. Socio-economic characteristics of soybean in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):2430-2433.

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