Knowledge and Attitude Farmers Towards Improved Wheat Production Technology

P. Singh, Meenakshi Choudhary and J.P. Lakhera


The present study was conducted during 2009-10 in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan with a sample size of 300 small farmers as respondents; they were cultivating wheat (HVY) for the last 5 years. To know knowledge level of the wheat growers and to ascertain the association between socio- economic and personal characteristics of the respondents with knowledge level attitude and adoption behaviour about improved production technology of high yield varieties of wheat. The study revealed that majority of farmers were middle aged ranging from 31 to 45 years age group and belonged to backward caste, half of the respondents were middle to sr. secondary standard educated, majority of respondents were living in single type of family system and majority of them was not the member of any organization, annual income was in the range of Rs. 30.0 to 60.0 thousand. Most of them were living in pucca house and engaged in agriculture. Majority of the respondents were running their farm operation with poor Agricultural infrastructure facilities. To find out relationship between independent variables with knowledge, adoption behavior and attitude towards, HYV wheat technology. 14 independent variables were included in the study. A negative relationship was found between age, family size and urban contact, whereas, only two variables i.e. family type and change agent linkage were found non- significantly associated with attitude of small farmers towards wheat production technology. In case of adoption behavior of wheat production technology study highlighted that very highly and positive significant correlation was found between seed, nitrogenous fertilizers, plant protection, use of weedicide and irrigation technology with the knowledge of small farmers

Keyword: Wheat production technology; Change agent linkage; Urban contact; Knowledge;

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