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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1004-1011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.121


An Adoption of Selected Ecological Agricultural Practices by the Farmers
Rahul Katiyar*, Arun Kumar Pal and Brij Mohan
Department of Agricultural Extension, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh -208002, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The main purpose of the study was to determine the adoption of selected ecological agricultural practices by the farmers and the factors influencing the adoption in district Kanpur Dehat. Two blocks were selected randomly from the district and three villages were selected on random basis from each block, thus a total of six villages were selected from two blocks, 20 respondents were randomly selected from each village thus a total of 120 respondents in total were interviewed on a structural schedule. The majority (70 per cent) of the farmers were middle-aged, higher proportion (74 per cent) of the farmers had cropping intensity above national average, the majority (65 per cent) of the farmers of the study area had low GO contact, highest proportion (53 per cent) of the farmer has medium favorable attitude towards ecological agriculture. Majority (86 per cent) of the farmers had very low to low composite adoption of selected ecological agricultural practices, ecological nutrient management practices (84 per cent) and ecological pest management practices (79 per cent), while none had high adoption of composite ecological agricultural practices, ecological nutrient management practices and ecological pest management practices. Among ecological nutrient management practices, adoption of cow dung ranked first followed by farm yard manure, Compost, Crop residue/weed fertilizer, Green manure and others. Among ecological pest management practices, adoption of proper weeding and eradication of insect/disease attacked plants/plant parts ranked first followed by Crop rotation, Use of quality seed, Pest resistant varieties and others. An overwhelming majority (83 per cent) of the respondent farmers had low to medium training exposure; these facts implied that extension educational programs including training need to be arranged by the concerned agencies for the farmers in order to achieve desired benefit in respect of ecological nutrient management practices.


Keywords: Ecological nutrient management, Ecological pest management.
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Rahul Katiyar, Arun Kumar Pal and Brij Mohan. 2017. An Adoption of Selected Ecological Agricultural Practices by the Farmers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1004-1011. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.121