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A Study of Adoption of Improved Grape Production Technology Followed by Grape Growers

S. R. Suramwad and B.T. Kolgane

Abstract

The present investigation was undertaken in Sangli district where grape is major fruit crop. From the district 120 grape growers were selected from the core area of the district with the purposive selection. After data collection and analysis of one hundred twenty samples it is revealed that cent per cent had complete adoption of recommended practices were observed in primary tillage operation, methods of training, time of pruning, use of micronutrient, only a few components were found to be less than cent per cent of completely adoption of improved production technology such as soil type, PH of soil, Tas-A-Ganesh variety, recommended rootstock, size of pit, methods of planting, management of pruned leaves and branches, chemicals used for sprouting of new eye buds, recommended dose of fertilizer, NPK Should applied in split doses, right time for Irrigation, right time for girdling, benefits from girdling, disease management- powdery mildew, downy mildew, right time of harvesting and selling of their produce. Majority of farmers had partial adoption of such practices as adoption of plant protection management of thripes, mealy bug, mites, anthracnose, byproducts made from grapes, and export of grapes. However, majority of farmers did not adopt such practices as sonaka variety, manik chaman variety, recommended control measures for physiological disorders maximum permissible limits of chemicals.In all medium level adoption was observed in majority of grape growers (63.33%)

Keyword: Adoption; Grape Growers; Grape Production Technology;

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