Knowledge Level of Tribal Farmers regarding Okra Production Technology in South Gujarat

Nikulsinh M. Chauhan

Abstract


The study was conducted in January-2017 in South Gujarat region of Gujarat. Total 300 okra growers were
included in the study. Okra is the main vegetable crop in rabi season in this region. Based on this study it was seen
that the majority of the respondents were belonged to middle age group, educated up to secondary to higher level,
medium level of farming experience in okra, possessed marginal size of land holding, annual income ranging from
Rs.50,000/- to Rs.1,00,000/, medium level of social participation, medium level of extension contact, had medium
level of scientific orientation and had medium level of mass media exposure. The age of the respondent was found no
significant with their knowledge level followed by size of land holding and annual income. Where as, social
participation was found negative significant with their knowledge level. However, education and extension contact
were found significant with their level of knowledge regarding okra package of practices. Farming experience,
scientific orientation and mass media exposure were found highly significant with their level of knowledge regarding
okra package of practices. The Weed control through herbicides is technically complex phenomenon but now a day
essential and hence proper training should be given to them. The second highest suggestion was bio-control aids
must be available at local place with remunerative price, Followed by Intensive trainings about improved technologies
of seed, weedicides and plant protection measures must be in KVK or ATMA, Assured marketing at remunerative
price and insurance policy facility should be avail from Government, Intensive trainings should be given by
government for IPM, especially for Bio control and operational skill in the plant protection equipments and so on.

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