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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1907-1912
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.217


Adoption of Plant Protection Strategies by Farmers of Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu, India
Jothika* and R. Rajasekaran
Agricultural Extension, Department of Social Sciences, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam -628252, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pest and disease problems on agricultural crops were known since the domestication of wild plants. Indiscriminate use of agrochemicals for the past few decades led to produce detrimental effect at all walks of life by polluting/degrading the soil, water and environment. Plant protection is practice of managing plant diseases, weeds and pests that damage agricultural crops and forestry. The present study was carried out in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu. Ex Post facto design was used and sample size of 30 was selected randomly. The following data such as the profile of the farmers, the awareness of the hazards of chemical control and the awareness of benefits of the bio control measures, the plant protection methods usage behaviour of farmers were collected by personal interview with the help of a well–structured and pre-tested interview schedule and analysed using percentage and cumulative frequency. The results were tabulated and the reasons for the non adoption of bio control measures were obtained. This paper also deals with the suggestions to improve the adoption of bio control measures.


Keywords: Plant Protection, Adoption, Chemical methods, Bio control methods
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Jothika, V. and Rajasekaran, R. 2020. Adoption of Plant Protection Strategies by Farmers of Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1907-1912. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.217