Correlation analysis of the summer groundnut growers regarding knowledge and adoption of recommended package of practices
Rathod DB, Tayade BD and Kharge AP
The groundnut crop is cultivated as a major edible oilseed crop in India. It finds extensive use as a cooking medium, both as refined oil and as vanaspati ghee. The Groundnut is the single largest source of edible oils in India and constitutes roughly about 50 percent of the total oilseed production. India occupies the first place in acreage and second in production of groundnut. In India, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are the important groundnut-growing states. The list of summer groundnut growing villages includes Rahuri, Sangamner, Akole, Rahata, Newasa and Shrirampur tehsils were obtained from Taluka Krishi Adhikari (Taluka Agriculture Officer). Two villages from each tehsil that is total 12 villages were selected for the study on the basis of area under summer groundnut crop. A total of 10 summer groundnut growers from each village were selected randomly on the basis of the summer groundnut crop's area. Hence, in 6 tehsils, 12 villages and 120 respondents were selected for the study. The data from the respondents was personally collected by interviewing them with the help of a well-structured interview schedule. Thus, data was collected and appropriated for statistical analysis. In the correlation analysis regarding the knowledge and adoption it is evident that, amongst personal, socio-economic, communicational and psychological characteristics age, size of family, size of land holding and social participation of respondents were negative and significantly correlated with knowledge and adoption at 0.01 level of probability. While, education was positively and significant relationship with knowledge and adoption of recommended cultivation practices of summer groundnut. While, area under summer groundnut cultivation, annual income, source of information and risk orientation were exhibited non-significant relationship with knowledge and adoption.
How to cite this article:
Rathod DB, Tayade BD and Kharge AP. Correlation analysis of the summer groundnut growers regarding knowledge and adoption of recommended package of practices. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(12S): 126-129.