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TRAINING NEEDS OF FARMERS IN SHIWALIK HILLS OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR

G. R. Bhagat & M. S. Nain

Abstract

‘Seed rate’ ,’method of sowing’ and ‘seed treatment’ ,’optimum dose of fertilizers’ ,’fertilizers based on soil test recommendations ‘,’identification of pests and their control measures’ ,’identification of insects and their control measures’, ‘scientific methods of weed control’, ‘techniques of safe storage’, ‘proper use of rain water’ and ‘leveling- bunding- terracing’, were the subject matter areas which were perceived by the farmers as more important training aspects in agriculture production technology whereas under dairy farming technology areas like ‘performing artificial insemination’ ‘enrichment of poor quality roughages’ ‘deworming and dehorning of calves’, ‘care and management of pregnant animals before after parturition’ ‘raising and preserving green fodder through out the year’, ‘detection of heat and pregnancy diagnosis in animals’ , ‘care and feed for newly born calves’ and ‘identification of sick animals and their treatment’ were considered as more important training needs.

Keyword: Training needs, Agriculture production technology, Dairy production technology, subject matter areas, mean scores

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