A study on extent of adoption of recommended production technologies by maize growers in Koppal district of Karnataka
Vikas Chowhan, MV Srinivasa Reddy and Mohan Kumar TL
The present investigation was conducted in koppal district of Karnataka state with an objective to analyse adoption level of recommended maize production technologies among the maize growers. Ex-post facto research design was followed for the study and the data were collected by personally interviewing the selected 120 respondents with the help of structured interview schedule. Results of the study revealed that a nearly half of the small farmers had low (48.33%) and high (28.33%) level of adoption, followed by medium level of adoption (23.34%). On the other hand, in case of big farmers, more than one-third of respondents had medium (35.00%) and low (33.33%) level of adoption followed by high level of adoption (31.67%). When the pooled sample was considered 40.83 per cent, 30.00 per cent and 29.17 per cent of maize growers possessed low, high and medium level of adoption respectively. The probable reason for low level adoption of the technologies by the maize growers may be due to incorrect knowledge of the respondents regarding recommended maize production technologies, lack of knowledge about improved practices, lack of motivation and conviction to use innovations and non-availability of critical inputs at right time.
How to cite this article:
Vikas Chowhan, MV Srinivasa Reddy and Mohan Kumar TL. A study on extent of adoption of recommended production technologies by maize growers in Koppal district of Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 45-49.