Sarvesh Kumar S.R.K. Singh and R.C. Sharma
Organic farming system in India is not new but being followed from ancient time. It is a method of farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in an eco friendly pollution free environment. The area under organic farming in India has been increasing steadily since 2000 after launching National Programme for Organic Production. The study was conducted to find out the farmers knowledge level on organic and inorganic cultivation in Madhya Pradesh during year 2012. A total of 180 farmers comprising 90 organic farmers and 90 inorganic farmers were selected randomly from Harda districts of Madhya Pradesh treated as the sample for this study. A knowledge test was conducted through interview schedule for assessing their knowledge. Organic farmers had better knowledge than inorganic farmers in average with the mean score difference of 2.80.
Keyword: Organic cultivation; Knowledge level; Innovativeness; Environmental protection;