J.V. Chovatia, P.N. Panchani and B.V. Patolia
College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat
Farmers' profiles play a crucial role in technology adoption. Factors such as age, education level, farming experience, access to resources, and risk aversion can influence their willingness to adopt new technologies. Farmers with higher education and access to information are more likely to adopt improved technologies. Successful cultivation of any crop the seed must be free from pest and diseases especially seed and soil born mycoflora which affect germination, emergence and performances of crops. These may include incidence of collar rot, stem rot diseases and white grub pest infestation and that cause production losses of groundnut. The several recommendations practices especially by seed treatments made by university for reduce these losses. This study was objective; to ascertain the relationship between selected characteristics of groundnut growers and their extent of adoption of improved technology for effective control of white grub in Groundnut. In order to realize the objective of the study, 120 farmers were selected from 12 villages of the three talukas of Porbandar district of Saurashtra region by random sampling technique. The characteristics of the respondents like utilization of scientific resources, scientific orientation, risk orientation, mass media exposure, education, and occupation had positive and highly significant relationship with the adoption of improved technology for effective control of white grub in groundnut. Age was negative and significantly related, while annual income and social participation were positive and significant relationship with the adoption of improved technology for effective control of white grub in groundnut. Type of family and size of land holding were non-significant relationship with adoption of improved technology for effective control of white grub in Groundnut.