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Indian Journal of Weed Science
Year : 2018, Volume : 50, Issue : 1
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 71)
Print ISSN : 0253-8040. Online ISSN : 0974-8164.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-8164.2018.00015.1

Adoption of integrated weed management practices correlates with farmers profile characteristics

Singh P.K.*, Gharde Yogita, Choudhary V.K.

ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh-482 004

*Email: drsinghpk@gmail.com

Online published on 5 May, 2018.

Abstract

This study explored the adoption level towards integrated weed management (IWM) practices and the associated relationship with various profile characteristics of 108 farmers from 12 villages of 6 blocks of Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh with an ex-facto sampling design. A list of various IWM practices in major crops suited to the study area and recommended by ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur, was prepared after consultation with experts in the area. It was found that majority of the respondents had medium extent of adoption of IWM practices with reference to rice (56%), soybean (49%), greengram (50%) and wheat (55%). A positive and significant correlation between level of adoption of respondents on overall IWM practices with other variables viz. age, education, farm size, training, extension contact, mass media exposure, input availability and innovativeness were noticed.

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Keywords

Adoption level, IWM practices, Profile characteristics.

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