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Impact of Knowledge on Adoption of Integrated Pest Management Practices by Paddy Growers

H.C. Singh, Rajesh Kumar and Surjit Singh

Abstract

The study was carried out during 2010-2011 in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh state to focus on the paddy growers regarding impact of knowledge on adoption Level of IPM practices. The 80 contact farmers were selected as respondents. The study revealed that the maximum knowledge gap was found to be existing in removal of previous crop residues, light and pheromone trap, hand picking of insect and their destructions, pest monitoring, use of rope in standing crop, use of bio-agents/ bio-fertilizers/ bio-pesticides/ natural enemies, resistant varieties, application method and name of pesticides etc. The maximum adoption gap was found to be existing in crop rotation, seed rate, proper spacing, removal of previous crop residues, use of mixed cropping, light and pheromone trap, hand picking of insect and their destructions, pest monitoring, use of rope in standing crop, bio-agents, bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, resistant varieties, application method and name of pesticides etc. The results imply that paddy growers with more knowledge have more adoption level of cultural, mechanical, biological & chemical methods of IPM practices

Keyword: Paddy growers; Knowledge; Adoption level; Impact; IPM practices;

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