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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Study on impact of training programme on integrated pest management

Shabbir Patel and Mahantesh Shirur
Integrated pest management (IPM) is an effective and cost efficient alternative to the use of chemical based pest management. Hence, imparting knowledge on modern technologies to the farmers has become one of the most important mandate of the extension system of India. The present study was conducted on evaluating the effectiveness of trainings on Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Two variables namely, respondent’s socio economic status and their knowledge levels about the IPM practices learned in training programme were measured by a structured interview schedule to study outcome of the training. The impact was evaluated by knowing the adoption status of IPM practices by the trainees, the problems faced by them in adoption of these practice. Adoption status of IPM practices was studied to know the impact of training programmes. It is indicated that 80 per cent of the trainees had adopted IPM. Whereas, 12 percent did not adopt and 8 per cent discontinued. The major problems faced by the respondents for non-adaptability of IPM practices revealed in the study are available of pheromone traps & EPF, labour workload in sowing on intercrops etc, identification of specific pest in field and fear in increase of pest population if not sprayed. The study supports IPM as a method to reduce pesticide use and potential exposure and to improve pesticide-related among trainees.
Pages: 2043-2046  |  275 Views  111 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shabbir Patel and Mahantesh Shirur. Study on impact of training programme on integrated pest management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 2043-2046.

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