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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 2894-2901
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.336


Socio-Economic Status and Communicational Characteristics of Farmers Using Bio-Control Agents
Rewendra Kumar Sahu1*, M. L. Sharma2, P. Mooventhan3 and M.A. Khan4
1Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492012, India
2Pt. Kishori Lal Shukla College of Horticulture & Research Station, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, 491441, India
3ICAR- National Institute of Biotic Stress Management (ICAR-NIBSM), Baronda, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 493225, India
4Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 492012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bio-control agents are an important component of integrated pest management and help to counteract insecticide resistant pests, withdrawal of chemicals and minimize the usage of pesticides. Although the adoption of Bio-control agents is strongly affected by the socio-economic environment in which they are to be applied and by farmers’ attitudes, these factors have been poorly investigated in bio-control agent’s research and development programs. The main purpose of this study is to examine the socio-economic status and communicational characteristics of farmers using bio-control agents in Chhattisgarh plains zone. Face to face interviews of 200 respondents was conducted to collect the data for the study. Purposively sampling method was used to collect data from farmers of study area. The results showed that 43.00 per cent of the respondents were marginal farmers (Below 1.0 ha) and majority (36.40%) has agriculture only as their sole occupations however only about one-third (32.50%) of the respondents were at the income range upto ₹ 50,000. In mass media exposure and extension contact farmers using bio-control agents were found under medium level categories.


Keywords: Bio-control agents, Socio-economic status, Communicational characteristics
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Rewendra Kumar Sahu, M. L. Sharma, P. Mooventhan and Khan, M.A. 2019. Assessment of Socio-Economic Status and Communicational Characteristics of Farmers Using Bio-Control Agents.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 2894-2901. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.336