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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1877-1887

Knowledge and Adoption Levels of the Farmers on Direct Seeding among Rice Farmers of Khammam District of Telangana State, India
B. Raja Madhu Shaker*, J. Hemantha Kumar, P. Jagan Mohan Rao, P. Sri Ranjitha, V. Chaitanya and K. Ravi Kumar
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wyra, Khammam, Telangana State -507 165, India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was conducted in Khammam district, Telangana state during 2018-19 to study the Knowledge and adoption status of direct seeded paddy using drum seeder in puddled conditions by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wyra, Khammam in six villages of the district for enhanced resource use efficiency and reducing the cost of paddy cultivation. KVK, Wyra promoted direct sowing rice technology in various villages of the district through On-farm trials, Frontline demonstrations, Training programmes, Method demonstrations, Result demonstrations, Field days and Exposure visits since the introduction of the technology. Direct seeding of rice was a common practice before green revolution in India and is becoming popular once again because of its potential to save water and labour. Dissemination of labour saving and cost reduction technology in rice cultivation was the need of the hour in view of labour shortage and increasing cost of cultivation. In view of increased labour demand, cost and climatic resilience, rice cultivation with drum seeder technology as a method of increasing yield and reduce cost of cultivation was found successful in many countries and major rice growing tracts in India as well. Technology has been promoted in Khammam district of Telangana since one decade. The horizontal expansion of the technology was not up to the expectations. Hence present study was taken up with the main objective of identifying and analyzing the Knowledge and adoption of recommended package of practices by the farmers who are practicing drum seeder technology and to recognize the constraints in adoption of the recommended package under drum seeder technology. The study was conducted in 2018-19 with a sample of 120 drum seeder practicing farmers across Khammam district of Telangana.

Keywords: Rice cultivation, Direct seeded rice, Puddled condition, Drum seeder

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Raja Madhu Shaker, B., J. Hemantha Kumar, P. Jagan Mohan Rao, P. Sri Ranjitha, V. Chaitanya and Ravi Kumar, K. 2020. Knowledge and Adoption Levels of the Farmers on Direct Seeding among Rice Farmers of Khammam District of Telangana State, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1877-1887. doi:
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