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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 245-249
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.034


Farmers’ Crop Selection Preferences in their Farming System in a Village of Murshidabad District of West Bengal
Shrabantika Ghosh1*, Debabrata Basu2, Ushia Rai1, Subhrajyoti Panda1 and S. Mondal1
1Department of Agricultural Extension, UBKV, Pundibari, Coochbehar, West Bengal, 736165, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, 741252, India
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Abstract:

Choice factors have been the basis for selecting any crop in any farming situation. Research impacts preference of selecting majority of crops cultivated in different types of farmers. That is why crop choice is an important factor but occupied a small niche on the research agenda. Keeping this in mind the present study was conducted at Dalua village of Beldanga-I block of Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The objectives were to study the varying trends in respect of total area under cultivation as well as yield and price of different crops grown in the study area. The study also analysed the farmers’ preference attached to different crops grown in the study area.60 farmers were selected randomly for the study. It has been found that except Jute, Aman Paddy, Mustard, Lentil and Sesame all other crops like Pointed Gourd, Cabbage, Brinjal, Cucumber, Potato, Chilli, Boro Paddy, Wheat, and Sugarcane have shown a gradual decline in total area under cultivation. There was no such significant improvement or decline in the yield of different crops grown in the study area but prices of the crops increased gradually. Rice crop was given first priority among all others crops because the same is the staple food of that area and farmers keep the crop for consumption throughout the year. The other crops that get preference after rice are jute, mustard, lentil, cucumber, potato & onion, cabbage & cauliflower, pointed gourd. However, the yield of different crops needs to be improved hence, proper extension training programme regarding modern agricultural techniques need to be imparted for better result.


Keywords: Selection of crops, Crop choice factors, Farming situation, Farmers’ category
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Shrabantika Ghosh, Debabrata Basu, Ushia Rai, Subhrajyoti Panda and Mondal, S. 2019. Farmers’ Crop Selection Preferences in their Farming System in a Village of Murshidabad District of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 245-249. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.034