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Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)

Assessment of practice-wise feedback of Bt. cotton and constraints faced by the Bt. cotton growers in involvement of feedback management

Author(s):
Vijay Shinde, YB Shambharkar, SN Gajghate and RT Katole
Abstract:
Study entitled “Involvement of Farmers in Feedback Management with Reference to Bt cotton” was undertaken in Umarkhed Panchayat samiti in Yavatmal district of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state. Ex-post facto research design was used for the present invistigation. The farmers growing Bt cotton since last three years consecutively were identified and from each selected village 12 Bt cotton growers as respondents were selected randomly to constitute sample size of 120 respondents. The data from Bt cotton growers were collected by personal interview method regarding all aspects of involvement of farmers in feedback management. In this study feedback means any problems, suggestions, benefits, questions or doubts regarding cultivation practices of Bt. Cotton.
It is evident from the findings of the study that, in case of land preparation, slightly more than half (50.83%) of the respondents were expressed their problems that ploughing charges by tractor is high. One seed is sufficient per hill as plant to plant spacing is less were reported by majority of the respondents (77.50%) followed by 57.50 per cent of the respondents were ssssaid that, time for sowing of Bt cotton is best after onset of monsoon having sufficient moisture. With regards to inter-cultivation practices, more than half of the respondents (51.66%) were expressed feedback as difficulty in spraying when the height of plant is more. In case of nutrient management practices, most of the farmers (65.00%) suggested that Government should provide fertilizers at subsidized rate followed by 62.50 per cent of the respondents were in problem of non-availability of FYM in sufficient quantity. Most of the respondents (60.83%) who were in opinion that Government should make available the fertilizers in ample quantity well in advance. Majority of the respondents (80.83%) were identified as pink boll worm is most serious pest in their area, followed by 74.16 per cent of the respondents were reported that use of different techniques of Dr. PDKV, Akola gave good results to control pests.
With regards to constraints, major constraints faced by the Bt cotton growers in involvement of feedback management, were untimely message from source, limitation of interpersonal communication with the source, hesitation, faith on fatalism, nature of in -articulation on the part of receivers to provide feedback were the various constraints faced by the Bt cotton growers as respondents.
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How to cite this article:
Vijay Shinde, YB Shambharkar, SN Gajghate and RT Katole. Assessment of practice-wise feedback of Bt. cotton and constraints faced by the Bt. cotton growers in involvement of feedback management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 693-697.

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