Exploring Suggestion from the Farmers Regarding Prevent Pests Damage in Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea) Crop

P.H. Zala, N.B. Jadav and T.D. Kapuriya


The aim of the present study was to document the suggestions from the farmer to overcome the constraints in prevent pest damage in groundnut crop.This study conducted in Junagadh district of Gujarat state. From Junagadh district, three talukas were selected maximum area under groundnut cultivation, purposively. Total twelve villages from three talukas were selected randomly. 120 groundnut growers from twelve villages were considered for the study. The study was conducted under ex-post facto research design and multistage simple random sampling technique. Major suggestion from farmer to overcome constraints during prevent pest damage were; 80.33 per cent of farmers was inputs like pesticide should be made available at subsidized rate, farmers should be protected by crop insurance during crop damage by pests (73.33%) with first and second rank, respectively. The study clearly indicates that, the groundnut farmer have more lost through insect, disease and wild animal etc.

Keyword: Groundnut pest damage; Wire wall and stone wall; Blue bull (nil gai); Socio-economic characteristi

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