Level of Attitude towards Soybean Cultivation Practices by the Farmers

Surendra Kumar and N.K. Sharma

Abstract


The present investigation was conducted in Kota region of Rajasthan purposively because this region stands first
in area 822329 hactare and production 1197758 tonnes of soybean cultivation among all ten agriculture regions
of Rajasthan. Kota region comprises four districts viz., Kota, Baran, Bundi and Jhalawar. Out of these two districts
viz., Kota and Jhalawar were selected purposively for this study because of highest area and production. List of all
the soybean cultivators was prepared from each of the selected village, with the help of patwari and agriculture
supervisor, eight to twelve farmers were selected by using proportionate random sampling technique as per
availability so as to make the sample size 220. The independent variables like age, education, and size of land
holding were found to be positive and significantly associated with the knowledge level of farmers about recommended
soybean cultivation practices at Significant at 0.01 per cent level of significance. While, the variables like extension
participation were found to be positive and significantly associated with the knowledge level of farmers about
recommended soybean cultivation practices at Significant at 0.05 per cent level of significance, whereas caste,
family type and family size were found to be non-significantly associated with the knowledge level of farmers about
recommended soybean cultivation practices.

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