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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1364-1372

A Review Paper on Adoption Behavior of Vegetable Growers towards Pest Management Practices in Bulandshahr (U.P.)
R.V. Singh1, Meenakshi Malik1, A.K. Kanojia1 and Avinash Singode2
1ICAR-National Research Centre for Integrated Pest Management
2ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad
*Corresponding author

Pest control practices in the vegetable crops have been heavily dominated by the routine use of broad-spectrum insecticides to control pests. Concerns have emerged about the adverse consequences of over use of pesticide. These consequences include short and long-term health hazards, contamination and environmental degradation. To minimize the pest losses farmers heavily depend on the chemical pesticides and accessing pest management information from the pesticide dealers due to weak state extension support system. Vegetable production plays a crucial role in agriculture by providing food, nutritional and economic security to the people of with higher returns per unit area to the producers. The study was conducted with objective to find out the adoption behavior of farmers towards pest management in western region of Uttar Pradesh. The studied adoption level of pest management practices in study area by following proportionate random sampling method 100 vegetable growers were selected and primary data was collected though personal interview method. Findings revealed that majority of the respondents had medium level of adoption of IPM practices while equal per cent of respondents (20%) had high and low level of adoption, respectively. With regard to cultural practices, majority of the farmers had adopted the practice of transplanting of recommended number of seedling. As mechanical control measures, the raised bed nursery had adopted by majority farmers. Among the cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical measures of Integrated Pest Management, respondents mainly followed cultural and mechanical methods for pest management of cauliflower crop. Utilization of locally available resources and promotion of the Farmers Participatory Approach by incorporating the vegetable growers’ indigenous wisdom about the Bio-pesticides and the natural enemies of the pests of the vegetables in the sphere of IPM techniques of the vegetables grown by the farmers is very essential in this State.

Keywords: Adoption, Pest management, IPM, Vegetable crops, Bulandshahr, farmers, IPM Approach

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Singh, R.V., Meenakshi Malik, A.K. Kanojia and Avinash Singode. 2018. A Review Paper on Adoption Behavior of Vegetable Growers towards Pest Management Practices in Bulandshahr (U.P.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1364-1372. doi:
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