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FARM WOMEN’S KNOWLEDGE OF COTTON PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Srilatha, P. and Srilatha Vani,Ch

Abstract

Farm women form considerable part of all the operations of cotton production. Unless their energies are utilized in meaningful and sensible manner, the economic growth in general and agricultural development of the country in particular becomes a mirage and myth. Knowledge is pre-requisite to do anything, lack or insufficient knowledge about an idea prevents an individual to avail its benefits. Perfect knowledge about an idea or practice helps an individual to relate it to his needs in terms of profitability & productivity. Against this background present study was conducted with the specific objective to study the knowledge regarding cotton production technology in Andhra Pradesh. The research study was conducted by involving 150 farmwomen selected by random method from 6 villages of Kakumanu and Pedanandipadu Mandals of Guntur districts in Andhra Pradesh. The nine important cotton production technologies such as land preparation, seeds and sowing, manures and fertilizers, weeding, insect control, disease control, irrigation, harvesting and storage were selected.The study showed that the overall knowledge was 57 per cent, indicating the moderate level of knowledge in cotton production technology.

Keyword: Knowledge; Farmwomen; Cotton production technology

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