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Adoption of Zero Tillage in Rice Based Cropping System in Manipur State

N. Prakash and S.B. Singh

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The objective of the study was to estimate the viability of zero tillage (ZT) technology in rapeseed over conventional tillage and also to examine the factors affecting the adoption of ZT in rice-rapeseed system. Economic analysis of the data presented in this paper showed that zero tillage method for rapeseed cultivation was the most economical and attractive option for farming community. Farmers’ adoption of zero- tillage technology was studied by using logit model. The logit analysis results of this study showed that farmers’ decision to adopt zero tillage technology were positively and significantly related to age of the respondent farmer (AGE), government assistance (ASSIST), farm tenancy (TENANT) and sandy loam type of soil (SOILSL). The study highlighted that younger farmers were mostly educated and had the tendency to take risk and adopt the ZT technology. However, farmers having irrigated lands were not interested in adoption of ZT technology due to diversification towards high value vegetables but the farmers who had more experience in farming and cultivating large farm sizes were more likely to adopt zero tillage technology

Keyword: Adoption; Zero tillage; L

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