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Vol. 11, Special Issue 7 (2022)

An analytical study on training needs of coconut growers in Coimbatore district

Author(s):
Pragadeesh V, Dr. Shibi Sebastian, Dr. Srivara Buddhi Bhuvaneswari S and Dr. Gangai Selvi R
Abstract:
Coconut also known with the special name “Kalpavriksha” is a tree of heaven which supports 60% of farmers in Coimbatore district. Coimbatore tops in district wise production of coconuts in Tamil Nadu. Though, productivity had been increased it also had bought numerous challenges to the coconut growers. Farmers are in need of solutions for problems such as “nutrient management”, pest and disease incidence like “rugose spiralling whitefly, Eriophyid mites, Tanjore Wilt” etc,. Price of Copra had fallen drastically, and farmers are facing hurdles in marketing and selling their produce. Farmers are seeking new ways to diversify their products through value addition now a days. Thus, training the farmers helps to gain desired knowledge, skill, attitude and ideas, reinforcement in coconut cultivation. If trainings are offered for farmers regarding these problems they would acquire ample skills, gain adequate knowledge, there would be increase in overall production and income level status.
Pages: 270-272  |  358 Views  137 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pragadeesh V, Dr. Shibi Sebastian, Dr. Srivara Buddhi Bhuvaneswari S and Dr. Gangai Selvi R. An analytical study on training needs of coconut growers in Coimbatore district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(7S): 270-272.

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