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EXTENT OF ADOPTION IN IMPROVED WHEAT TECHNOLOGY

V.P.S. Yadav, R.S. Raman, R. Kumar and S.K. Yadav

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Wheat is a unique gift of nature to mankind as it can be moulded into innumerable products. Though much progress has been made in the field of agriculture research and education, the full benefits of these developments could not be realized by the farming community because of low adoption of technologies at the user’s level. Research findings have indicated that there is an alarming knowledge practice gap in agriculture. It is estimated that the Indian farmers, in spite of huge human and financial resource allocation are adopting only 30 per cent of the available technologies. In order to meet the future food demand, the farmers must adopt the recommended technologies. Majority of farmers adopted recommended varieties and followed the chemical seed treatment for control of seed borne diseases. Regarding the basal dose application of N, P and K, only a few farmers applied nitrogen as basal dose. Majority of farmers applied phosphorus as basal dose and none of the farmers applied potash as basal dose. A few respondents applied the bio-fertilizers and the majority of farmers adopted chemical control. Key words:

Keyword: Yield Gap; Wheat; Adoption; Wheat technology

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