Analyzing the adoption patterns of integrated pest management practices among soybean growers
Satish Kumar Samdariya, Dr. Arvindra Kumar Bharati, Dr. Dilip Gupta, Dr. Prashant Sharma, Dr. Sanjana Shrivastava and Poonam Samdariya
This study examines the extent of adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) practices among soybean growers, focusing on cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical strategies. The findings reveal a positive trend in the adoption of various IPM practices, with deep summer ploughing, recommended doses of chemical fertilizer, and the use of resistance varieties demonstrating high acceptance rates, indicating a proactive approach to pest management. The prevalence of hand weeding or hoeing and the adoption of proper seed rates and spacing showcase a balanced cultural strategy. Mechanical practices such as collecting and destroying infested plant parts, handpicking larvae/eggs, and using light traps highlight growers' hands-on approach to pest control. The study identifies opportunities for increased awareness and promotion of biological control methods, as evidenced by moderate adoption rates of Trichoderma viride seed treatment, installing perchers for birds, and the spraying of bio-pesticides. The chemical control measures, including soil application of Phorate 10 G, seed treatment with Thiram+Carbendazim, and spraying of chemical insecticides, exhibit varying adoption levels, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions and careful monitoring to prevent overreliance. The analysis of the overall extent of adoption indicates a majority falling within the medium range, signaling a positive inclination toward IPM. The study concludes by highlighting the importance of tailored interventions and educational programs to further encourage sustainable pest management practices among soybean growers for enhanced agricultural sustainability.
How to cite this article:
Satish Kumar Samdariya, Dr. Arvindra Kumar Bharati, Dr. Dilip Gupta, Dr. Prashant Sharma, Dr. Sanjana Shrivastava and Poonam Samdariya. Analyzing the adoption patterns of integrated pest management practices among soybean growers. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 221-224.