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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2759-2772
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.311


Adoption of an Eco-Friendly Technology (AESA based IPM) in Cotton for Sustainable Agriculture by Farmers of Haryana
B. S. Ghanghas*, P. K. Chahal and A. K. Rohila
Department of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

AESA based IPM emphasizes on plant compensation ability, abiotic factors and Pest: Defender (P:D) ratio. Through FFS (Farmer Field School) participants observe and monitor all elements of the agro-ecosystem on farm and learn how to make management decisions in order to minimize the effects of adverse climate change. In order to assess this aspect the study was conducted in Haryana state during 2019 to assess the farmers’ adoption status of technology through the Agro-Eco System Analysis (AESA) based IPM strategy for sustainable agriculture with special focus on pest-defender dynamics, characteristic abilities of plant to compensate for the damages caused by the pests and the influence of abiotic factors on pest buildup in changing climate scenario. Results indicated that farmers’ knowledge of AESA based IPM practices for control of insect-pests was moderate to high due to cultural practices followed by chemical control measures. Whereas, they had less knowledge/no knowledge of use of bio agents or botanical measures (Chrysoperla grubs, NPV, Trichogramma etc.) for control of pests and diseases and their alternate host plants as well as trap crops. While, use of bio control measures, no removal of alternate hosts, management of trap crops, seed treatment with Trichoderma as well insecticides for sucking pests, crushing of shoot borer larvae, destruction of disease affected plants and use of pheromone traps as well yellow sticky traps for monitoring of pests were not adopted or very low in adoption. It showed that farmers had no comprehensive knowledge of AESA based IPM practices for its proper sequential adoption in the field. So more farmer field schools should be organized by extension personnel to prove the worth of low cost and eco-friendly sustainable technology in order to minimize the climate changes effects for enhancement of production, productivity and profitability of commercial crop in the region.


Keywords: Agro-eco system analysis, Integrated pest management, Climate change, Adoption
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Ghanghas, B. S., P. K. Chahal and Rohila, A. K. 2020. Adoption of an Eco-Friendly Technology (AESA based IPM) in Cotton for Sustainable Agriculture by Farmers of Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2759-2772. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.311