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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3305-3310

Source Consultancy and Information Utilization Behavior among Ginger Growers
A.T. Krishnamurthy*, M. B. Ashoka, A.M. Maruthesh and G.B. Jagadeesh
University of Agricultural and horticultural Sciences Shivamogga – 577225 (Karnataka)
*Corresponding author

The present study was undertaken in selected villages of Mudigere taluk, Chikmaglur district of Karnataka during the year 2012, with 60 respondents, to know the socio-economic profile and Sources and information utilization behavior and suggestions offered by the ginger growing farmers for better yield. The data was collected from the respondents using structured interview schedule. The data collected was tabulated and analyzed using suitable statistical tool. The results of the study revealed that, majority of the respondents were middle aged with education up to primary to middle school having small sized family of 1 to 6 members with marginal land holdings and farming experience up to 5 years. With respect information utilization behavior, university scientists are the formal source contacted regularly by 40 per cent of the respondents. Fifty percent of them contacted officials of horticulture department occasionally followed by university scientists (46.66 %). The study also revealed that, in informal sources, 83.33 per cent of them contacted friends regularly followed by relatives (68.33 %). With respect to mass media, 46.66 per cent of them obtained information occasionally from television and publications. Research on development of soft rot resistant variety was the suggestion offered by the cent per cent respondents, followed by Technical support/ guidance by the universities (95.00 %) and Supply of good quality seed material at subsidized rate (90.00 %).

Keywords: Information utilization behavior, Socio-economic profile and Suggestions

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Krishnamurthy, A.T., M.B. Ashoka, A.M. Maruthesh and Jagadeesh, G.B. 2018. Source Consultancy and Information Utilization Behavior among Ginger Growers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3305-3310. doi:
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