Association of the socio-personal and communication characteristics of farmers with their extent of adoption of IPM practices in cauliflower cultivation
Sira Ram Bijarnia, Dr. Ishaq Mohammed Khan, Tribhuwan Singh Rajpurohit and Kamlesh Choudhary
India's growing population, increasing demands of people and scarcity of natural resources are some of the major challenges facing the agricultural scenario in India today. The farming community faced major challenges due to the increase in production costs. Plant production and protection scientists have produced a wealth of information to combat these problems with a variety of pest control measures. However, a holistic approach considering all possible control measures coupled with domestic technical knowledge and promotion of sustainable agricultural technologies in pest management such as IPM. This study was conducted in selected Chomu and Bassi tehsils of Jaipur district, Rajasthan. Four villages were sampled from each selected Tehsil on the basis of maximum area for cauliflower cultivation. Thus, a total of eight villages were selected for the study. A comprehensive list of cauliflower growers was prepared for the selection of respondents, 15 respondents were selected from each selected municipality based on the maximum area. Thus, all 120 farmers were included in the study sample. Data were collected through an interview schedule. The findings showed that education level, gross income, caste and extended contact of all respondents were significantly related to the adoption of IPM in cauliflower cultivation. In contrast, age, land size, family size and economic motivation were not significantly associated with IPM adoption in cauliflower cultivation.
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Sira Ram Bijarnia, Dr. Ishaq Mohammed Khan, Tribhuwan Singh Rajpurohit and Kamlesh Choudhary. Association of the socio-personal and communication characteristics of farmers with their extent of adoption of IPM practices in cauliflower cultivation. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 347-350.