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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2417-2423
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.281


Survey on Pesticide Use Pattern and Farmers Perceptions in Cauliflower and Brinjal Growing Areas in Three Districts of Himachal Pradesh, India
Gaganpreet Singh Brar*, Surender Kumar Patyal, Jatiender Kumar Dubey and Gagandeep Singh
Department of Entomology, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan - 173 230, H.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pesticides have substantially contributed for controlling of pests and increasing crop yields. But over the years there is growing concern about indiscriminate use of pesticides in agriculture. A survey was conducted among 150 farmers in cauliflower and brinjal cultivating areas of Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Una districts Himachal Pradesh, India in 2015-2016. Most commonly used pesticides applied by the farmers on cauliflower and brinjal were malathion, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin, carbendazim and mancozeb. It was also observed during the survey that most of the farmers stored the pesticide bottles (81.33%) at safe places in their houses and the remaining (16.66%) placed the bottles in unsafe areas without any safety measures. It was revealed that no farmer was familiar with Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) guidelines about the use of labelled and non-labelled pesticide application and majority of the farmers (57.33%) were mainly dependent on the advice of pesticide dealers. CIBRC recommendations are yet to percolate down through various agencies to arrive at the farmers’ level by educating them at various forums.


Keywords: CIBRC, Pesticide, Malathion, Chlorpyrifos, Carbendazim, Insects
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Gaganpreet Singh Brar, Surender Kumar Patyal, Jatiender Kumar Dubey and Gagandeep Singh. 2018. Survey on Pesticide Use Pattern and Farmers Perceptions in Cauliflower and Brinjal Growing Areas in Three Districts of Himachal Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2417-2423. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.281