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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 953-959
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.103


Adoption Pattern of Mulberry Cultivation and Silkworm Rearing in the Eastern Dry Zone of Karnataka, India
Murali1*, R. S. Umakanth1 and K. V. Anitharani2
1Department of Sericulture, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore, India
2Department of Sericulture, UAS GKVK, Bengaluru-560065 (Karnataka), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cultivation of mulberry and rearing of silkworms are the farm based activities managed by the silk cocoon producers. It is possible to harvest five to eight crops per year in the tropical areas. Sericulture has been practiced on small or medium sized holdings in India. The study was conducted in Chikkaballapura District, which lies in the Eastern dry zone of Karnataka state. It is situated in the interior of the Deccan Peninsula and lies between the 770 14’ to 780 04’ East longitude and 130 24’ to 130 48’ North latitude.A total of 120 respondents were selected randomly comprising of marginal, small and big farmers from Chintamani and Shidlaghatta Taluk from entire district and the data collected during the period of March- April, 2017.Among 120 respondents, 68.33 per cent of the respondents were between the age group of 36-50 years, 30 per cent were illiterate and 70 per cent were educated. Majority of the farmers cultivating Victory-1 mulberry variety and practicing shoot rearing. The marginal farmers practicing silkworm rearing in dwelling house whereas small and big farmers were in separate rearing house. Majority of the farmers are procuring the silkworms from the chawki rearing centers (CRCs) and the breed was PM X CSR2 (cross breed).


Keywords: Mulberry, Silkworm, Respondents and Eastern dry zone
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Murali, N., R. S. Umakanth and Anitharani, K. V. 2020. Adoption Pattern of Mulberry Cultivation and Silkworm Rearing in the Eastern Dry Zone of Karnataka, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 953-959. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.103