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ADOPTION OF IMPROVED SOYBEAN CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGY BY FARMERS OF CHITTORGARH DISTRICT

B.S. Bhimawat & Ms. Aabha Gupta

Abstract

In Rajasthan, soybean is cultivated on 659.2 thousand hectare with average production of 455.9 thousand tonnes. However, the productivity is deplorably low, 692 kg/ha. compared to genetic potential of 30-35 q/ha (fertilizer statistics, 2001-2002). Therefore, it was felt to work out location specific production technologies to contribute more towards oilseeds pool. The present investigation focuses its attention on a study to measure the adoption level of farmers about recommended soybean cultivation technology. The total sample constitute of 126 respondents. The study revealed that majority of respondents fell under category of medium level of adoption about improved practices of soybean cultivation. The study also revealed that highest adoption level was found in practices like recommended spacing, seed rate, harvesting, threshing and storage. There was a significant variation among all the three categories viz. large, small and marginal of respondents with regard to adoption of improved soybean cultivation practices.

Keyword: Adoption, Improved Soybean Cultivation Technology.

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