S.N. Ghadge and S.C. Fattepurkar
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a multipurpose fruit. Recommended practices i.e. plant protection measures is an important tool in effective oily spot disease management of pomegranate. The present study was conducted in twelve villages from Sangola tahsil of Solapur district of Maharashtra 120 farmers were selected on the basis of intensity of disease infestation. It was observed that the large majority of the pomegranate growers had medium level of adoption of recommended practices for control of oily spot disease of pomegranate. Study revealed that with increased levels of education, land holding, area under pomegranate annual income, sources of information and use of spacing, pruning and varieties, level of knowledge and adoption of recommended practices for control of oily spot disease on pomegranate also increased.
Keyword: Pomegranate (Punica granatum); Multipurpose fruit; Plant protection measures; Spot disease management;