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Knowledge and Adoption of Scientific Wheat Cultivation Practices in Rajasthan

R.S. Patodiya


The present study was conducted in 8 selected tehsils of all districts in agroclimatic zone IIIa of Rajasthan. Two<br />VLW circles from each selected tehsil, one village from each selected VLW circle and 15 farmers from each selected<br />village were drawn by using multi-stage random sampling technique, thereby constituting a sample-size of 240<br />respondents for the study. The study revealed that farmers had maximum knowledge in high yielding varieties and<br />followed by harvesting and storage and irrigation management. While maximum knowledge gap was observed in<br />practice of soil treatment and followed by seed treatment and plant protection measures. Further, it may be<br />observed that among all the wheat production practices, the technological gap varies from 26.62 to 53.00 per cent.<br />Respondents had maximum adoption about recommended spacing and use of HYV seed, while they had maximum<br />adoption gap in application of azactobactor culture, use of weedicide , plant protection measures and seed<br />treatment with regards to wheat cultivation practices. However, majority of farmers were having medium level of<br />knowledge and adoption in wheat cultivation practices in the states.

Keyword: Wheat; Knowledge; Adoption

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