A study on communicational characteristics of the farmers in Chhattisgarh plains with reference to IPM in major crops
Mahendra Kumar Chaturvedi, Eshant Kumar Sukdeve and Prashant Kumar Pandey
The term cropping system refers to the crops, crop sequences and management techniques used on a particular agricultural field over a period of years. It includes all spatial and temporal aspects of managing an agricultural system. Historically, cropping systems have been designed to maximize yield, but modern agriculture is increasingly concerned with promoting environmental sustainability in cropping systems. The study was conducted in two irrigated districts namely Janjgir - Champa and Dhamtari and two rainfed districts namely Korba and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh Plains. Form the each of the selected districts two representative blocks namely Kurud and Dhamtari from Dhamtari district and Janjgir and Champa form Janjgir- Champa district were selected purposively. Similarly, two blocks Pali and Katghora from Korba district and Mahasamund and Bagbhra from Mahasamund district were selected. From each selected block two representative villages were selected randomly. Therefore 8 irrigated and 8 rainfed villages were considered for the study. Total 16 villages were selected. From each selected village 20 representative farmers were selected randomly. In this way a total of 160 (20X8) farmers from irrigated and 160 (20X8) farmers from rainfed area were selected. Thus total 320 farmers were considered as respondents for the present study. The data revealed that sampled farmers had irrigated land 56.38 Percent respondents used medium level of information sources for insect pest management practices on contrast slight higher 58.13 Percent farmers of rain fed situation utilized medium level of different information resources. Regarding face to face information sources of irrigated farmers, it was found that majority of the respondent 48.75 Percent always obtained information from friends/relatives/neighbours, followed by 35.63 Percent always obtained information form progressive farmers. As regards to impersonal information sources of irrigated respondents, it was noted that only 14.37 Percent and 6.25 Percent obtained information form bulletin and visit to exhibitions. As regards to mass media information sources 38.12 Percent and 37.50 Percent of the respondents always obtained information through radio and television, however 41.88 Percent and 40 Percent of the respondents sometime obtained information from television and radio.
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Mahendra Kumar Chaturvedi, Eshant Kumar Sukdeve and Prashant Kumar Pandey. A study on communicational characteristics of the farmers in Chhattisgarh plains with reference to IPM in major crops. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 2015-2019.