Perception Dynamics of Farmers Affecting Sustainability in Chilli Production: An Analytical Study

R.K. Singh and S.K.Tyagi


A study was conducted to ascertain the difference between the recommended chilli production technology and the technology actually adopted by the farmers. The study was conducted at five villages of Khargone district, Madhya Pradesh during 2012. Fifteen farmers from each village were selected randomly. A questionnaire was developed with the help of scientists of Zonal Agriculture Research Station and Krishi Vigyan Kendra. The technological gap on six important chilli cultivation practices namely improved cultivars/hybrids, nursery raising techniques, planting and plant geometry, integrated nutrient management, water management and Integrated Pest Management were considered. The data reveals that over all technological gap in recommended chilli production technology was 58.66 per cent. The technological gap was as high as 88 per cent for Integrated Nutrient Management. The gap was 85.33 per cent in case of nursery raising techniques and 76 per cent in case of integrated pest management, ranked II, III respectively. The practices such as water management, improved cultivar /hybrids registered 69.33 and 18.66 per cent were ranked IV and V respectively. The lowest gap 14.66 per cent was noticed with regard to planting and plant geometry

Keyword: Nursery raising techniques; Integrated nutrient management; Water management; IPM;

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