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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2307-2313
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.267


Knowledge and Adoption of Recommended Cultivation Practices of Rabi Jowar among the Growers
R.D. Ahire, P.S. Kapse* and J.V. Ekale
Department of Extension Education, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani – 431 402 (M.S.), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted in Aurangabad and Beed district of Marathwada region to know the knowledge and adoption of recommended cultivation practices of Rabi Jowar among the growers. The Data was collected personally with the help of structured scheduled and analysed with the help of statistical methods. Data revealed that the majority of the respondents (87.50%) had knowledge about the ploughing and harrowing operations whereas 62.50 per cent of them were aware about improved varieties of Rabi Jowar. Majority of them (91.67%) were well known about the proper sowing time and 32.49 per cent of them had knowledge about recommended dose of fertilizers. It was depicted that 90.00 per cent of the respondents had knowledge about thinning, while 55.83 per cent of them had knowledge about various pests and diseases and 18.33 per cent of them were having knowledge about application of weedicides Atrazine. It was further observed that 80.83 per cent of them were well known about the protective irrigation. Cent per cent respondents were aware about the methods of harvesting. As regards to overall knowledge level, majority of them (54.17%) had medium level of knowledge. In case of adoption of improved cultivation practices of Rabi Jowar by the respondents, it was found that about 87.50 per cent of them had fully adopted the practice of ploughing and harrowing, whereas, 66.67 per cent of them do not applied the manuring to the crop, while none of them had done the soil testing. It was also observed that 55.84 per cent respondents had adopted improved varieties, while 56.67 per cent of them had used recommended seed rate. It was also noticed that 35.00 per cent of them had done seed treatment. Majority of them had sown the crop during recommended sowing time. While 62.50 per cent of respondents had adopted the recommended spacing and 25.00 per cent of them had applied the recommended dose of chemical fertilizers to the crop. In case of plant protection, 37.50 per cent and 40.00 per cent of the respondents fully adopted plant protection measures for control of pest and disease, respectively. Only 8.33 per cent of them had sprayed weedicide Atrazine as per the recommendation. Most of the respondents (48.33%) had medium level of adoption of recommended cultivation practices of Rabi Jowar, followed by 36.66 per cent and 15.00 per cent of the respondents were in low and high adoption level, respectively.


Keywords: Knowledge, Adoption, Rabi Jowar, Recommended cultivation practices
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Ahire, R.D., P.S. Kapse and Ekale, J.V. 2018. Knowledge and Adoption of Recommended Cultivation Practices of Rabi Jowar among the Growers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2307-2313. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.267