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KNOWLEDGE EXTENT OF FARMERS ABOUT CHICKPEA PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

S.K Tripathi., B.Mishra and P.Singh

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This study was undertaken on 100 respondents (Chickpea growers) selected from 4 villages of Asoha block of Unnao district. The maximum percentages of the respondents were found having medium level of knowledge, which the respondents were distributed accordingly to the knowledge categories viz. low, medium and high. Out of 12 agricultural practices of chickpea production, knowledge about field preparation was ranked at first (92%) followed by seed rate (90.00%) and harvest and post harvest (83.71%) ranked at second and third respectively. The poor extent of knowledge was reported for the practices viz. insects and pests control (28.22%), seed treatment (24.83%) and disease control (12.88%). The overall extent of knowledge was found to be 52.86 per cent. The variables like caste, education, housing pattern, annual income, house hold materials, transportation materials, communication media possession, overall materials possession, extension contact with information sources, economic motivation, risk orientation, adoption, occupation, social participation and scientific orientation had significant and positive correlation ship with extent of knowledge; means that the value of these variables increases, the knowledge extent is also increased

Keyword: Chickpea growers; Chickpe

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