Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)
Adoption of various mulberry plantation and silkworm rearing technologies in Jammu region
Ravi Kant, Kamlesh Bali, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Rakesh Sharma, Permendra Singh and Mohammad Iqbal Jeelani
The introduction of new sericulture technology initiated the transformation of sericulture industry there by creating a large potential for increasing sericulture production in India. The productivity of sericulture depends on the extent to which farmers adopt new sericulture innovations. Adoption of improved technologies plays a major role in improving the productivity of any agriculture activity. Hence, the present study was conducted to know the extent of adoption of new technologies by the sericulture farmers in Jammu region which revealed that all three districts under study were cent percent rainfed. Overall, around 71 percent of respondents adopted recommended mulberry varieties. Farm yard manure was used by 19.11 percent of respondents. About 32 percent of respondents adopted recommended two prunings of mulberry in year. Disease and pest management was adopted by only 11 and 6 percent of the total respondents respectively. All the respondents reared recommended silkworm hybrid in both spring and autumn season. Only around 12 percent of respondents reared chawki worms. About 68 percent adopted either local grass/weed or pine tree leaves for spinning.
How to cite this article:
Ravi Kant, Kamlesh Bali, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Rakesh Sharma, Permendra Singh and Mohammad Iqbal Jeelani. Adoption of various mulberry plantation and silkworm rearing technologies in Jammu region. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 40-48.