Knowledge and Adoption of Scientific Wheat Cultivation Practices in Rajasthan

R.S. Patodiya

Abstract


The present study was conducted in 8 selected tehsils of all districts in agroclimatic zone IIIa of Rajasthan. Two
VLW circles from each selected tehsil, one village from each selected VLW circle and 15 farmers from each selected
village were drawn by using multi-stage random sampling technique, thereby constituting a sample-size of 240
respondents for the study. The study revealed that farmers had maximum knowledge in high yielding varieties and
followed by harvesting and storage and irrigation management. While maximum knowledge gap was observed in
practice of soil treatment and followed by seed treatment and plant protection measures. Further, it may be
observed that among all the wheat production practices, the technological gap varies from 26.62 to 53.00 per cent.
Respondents had maximum adoption about recommended spacing and use of HYV seed, while they had maximum
adoption gap in application of azactobactor culture, use of weedicide , plant protection measures and seed
treatment with regards to wheat cultivation practices. However, majority of farmers were having medium level of
knowledge and adoption in wheat cultivation practices in the states.

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