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Relationship between Profile Characteristics and Knowledge Level of State Department of Agriculture and Farmers Practices on Nutrient Management in Vegetables Cultivation

R.S. Suman

Abstract

The research study was carried out to know relationship between profile characteristics and knowledge level of state department of agricultural (SDA) and farmers practice (FP) respondents on nutrient management in vegetables in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The data were collected from 200 respondents randomly representing 20 villages of 2 community development blocks during the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 using structured interview schedule. The findings revealed that the independent variables viz. farm size, farming experience, irrigation water supply, extension contact, capacity enhancement activities, exhibited positive and significant relationship at five per cent level of significance whereas education, information seeking behaviour exhibited positive and significant relationship at one per cent level of significance. Age, annual income, machinery ownership, profit oriented behaviour exhibited non-significant relationship with knowledge level of SDA respondents. With respect to FP respondents variables like education, annual income, farm size, extension contact and capacity enhancement activities exhibited positive and significant relationship at five per cent level of significance whereas age, farming experience, irrigation water supply, information seeking behaviour, machinery ownership, profit oriented behaviour exhibited non-significant relationship with knowledge level of FP respondents.

Keyword: Profile characteristics; Knowledge level; Nutrient; Management;

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